1/25/2007

Snow in Colorado

Colorado has had more than its share of snow this winter. A 1997, but still relevant, title in our collection, The Snow Booklet, by the Colorado Climate Center at CSU, offers interesting reading for the casual reader and for students on such topics as the science of snow, challenges in measuring, climatology of snow in the U.S., historical storms; plus answers such questions as “Why is snow white?” and “How big can snowflakes get?” You can borrow this title from our library.

The Colorado Climate Center has an interesting web site, also useful to students. The Learn About the Climate of Colorado page describes winters on the Colorado plains as “dry winters with occasional wind-blown snow.” Obviously this winter is not the norm. On this site also click on For fun: Q & A for answers to more climate-related questions.

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