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Avalanche! In a No-Snow Winter, Why the Threat is High

credit: U. S. National Park Service

What can atmospheric science tell us about snow, weather and climate? Especially in a year of unusually low snowfall?

Jim Steenburgh conducting a weather forecast. credit: Tyler Cruickshank

Join a live discussion of these and other snow-related topics on Thursday March 1 at 1:00 p.m MST/3:00 p.m. EST. 

Tim Garrett uses sophisticated technology to study snow. credit: Derek Smith

University of Utah atmospheric scientists Jim Steenburgh and Tim Garrett will be online to talk about avalanches–how and why they happen, why they have been so frequent this winter, and what they can tell us about weather and climate. The chat is hosted by ScienceNOW, the daily news site of the journal Science.  Details about the discussion and how to join in are at available at the National Science Foundation website.