With the use of a database of snow pillow measurements, the team was able to validate the model, a snow pillow measures snow-water equivalents through the pressure they exerted by the snow on top of it, and also as a pair of large independent data sets, one from western North America, the other from the northeastern United States
The new members added to the family of Panthera uncia or snow leopard. It's been thought that the species is monotypic, but the recent study on snow leopard from different habitat reveal the existence of three different sub-species.
While much of the northeastern and central United States froze to death this snowy winter, the cold chill didn't extend to the north as scientists have discovered that the winter ice levels are at record lows.
If you were expecting your relatives to arrive this morning on the Red-Eye, you may have been disappointed to hear that just like your relatives, you’ll likely be stuck at the airport most of this Turkey Day. As it happens, winter has set in this Thanksgiving, and while it’s a bit early for snow and storms of this magnitude, America has seen hundreds of delays today when airports are at their peaks.
In Antarctica, much of life and history is swept away or covered completely by ice and snow. Even in the face of unending change, the surface appears timeless and constant, even though it sets the stage for some of the most tragic stories south of the equator.