Two overnight avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Two overnight avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Indian army officials say two avalanches in snowbound regions of Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed at least three soldiers at 04:05 UTC on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Several more are feared trapped in a military camp that was partially buried under snow. Col….

Heavy marks of snow in northern Africa

Heavy marks of snow in northern Africa

The severe winter cold and snow that battered Europe over three weeks also left a heavy mark on Mediterranean coast of northern Africa. Eastern Atlas mountain region of northeastern Algeria and northwestern Tunisia likely caught the worst of the snow as heavy storm

How much snow is on the ground!?

How much snow is on the ground!?

Snow represents both a hazard and a water resource. Both require detailed assessments of snow amounts and depth. Traditional measuring devices such as snow gauges and yardsticks are often inadequate for capturing snow totals that may vary even within a single field or

Europe braces for new wave of polar cold

Europe braces for new wave of polar cold

A massive cold wave blamed for killing nearly 300 people will continue for portions of Europe, while the harshest cold will start to shrink for others next week. The cold will continue to keep a tight grip over much of Europe through this weekend with

Cold snap grips Europe

Cold snap grips Europe

Severe snow storms have descended on Southern Europe since Wednesday, prompting warnings of very cold weather in Russia, the Baltic States, Poland, Scandinavia and other countries. According to the meteorological services in those countries the temperature will fall

Lowest temperatures in years for Fairbanks, Alaska

Lowest temperatures in years for Fairbanks, Alaska

Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, are enduring the harshest cold spell in more than a decade. 51 below zero was registered yesterday  at the Fairbanks International Airport. Temperatures typically only drop to 16 below zero this time of year. Record low for Fairbanks

New research reveals abundance of fresh water in the Arctic

New research reveals abundance of fresh water in the Arctic

A large dome of fresh water has been building up in the Arctic Ocean over the last 15 years. The water is spilling into the north Atlantic and cooling Europe caused by a change in wind direction. Since 2002, the sea surface in the studied area has risen by about 15 cm,

Snowslide avalanche in Canada

Snowslide avalanche in Canada

Heavy winter storms have cloaked western Canada’s mountains with a deep blanket of snow. The last two weeks have brought more than their fair share of new snow along the Selkirk Mountains of eastern British Columbia. Deep snow on the slopes implies the danger of