NASA views snow from space: What a difference a year makes


NEW BERN, Craven County - Snow is a vital part of our natural resources.

More than a sixth of the world's population relies on melt water from seasonal snowpack and glaciers, but it is challenging to measure the volume and depth of snow cover, especially in remote locations and dense forests. Determining exactly how much snow is on the ground globally and understanding the contribution of winter storms to the world's water resources are key pieces to the Earth system puzzle.

Dr. Matthew Rodell, an esteemed NASA Scientist and Chief of the Hydrological Science Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight School talked with Stormtrack 12 Meteorologist Matt Callihan to discuss some of the things they have been working on to help connect the dots.

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