Polar Regions to Get More Snowfall, Rest of the World Less, Models Say
A new climate model predicts more snowfall for Earth’s polar regions and highest altitudes but less overall for the world, U.S. researchers say.
The projections are the result of a climate model developed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.
The model suggests the majority of the planet would experience less snowfall as a result of warming due to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a decline that could spell trouble for regions such as the western United States that rely on snowmelt as a source of fresh water.
Scientists at Princeton University who have been analyzing the model said the greatest reductions in snowfall in North America would occur along t