Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: University of Nevada, Reno uses 15-years of satellite imagery to study snow’s comings and goings

(University of Nevada, Reno) Winter snows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains create the snowpacks that serve as a primary water source for the western U.S. Due to rising average temperatures, snowpacks in the Great Basin appear to be transitioning from seasonal (predictable amount and melt rate), to "ephemeral," (short-lived, less predictable). Ephemeral snow has been poorly tracked and understood. Research by a former University of Nevada, Reno graduate student and her professors are shedding some light on the subject.