Gorgeous photo of Copper River delta

Beautiful photos and a nice article on the Copper River (link). Via Faith.

Dongyue featured in Dispatch article on building a snowman

Congrats, Dongyue! Link here.

SMAP launch in three days

Via NASA, SMAP’s launch is on Thursday, at (I believe) around 9:15 am, with coverage starting at 8:45 on NASA TV (link).

No more riming now, I mean it!

These are some amazing, double-take-inducing photos from photographer Marko Korosec Slovenia: More here. via Faith, of course.

Watering NYC – Fixing a hole

The Delaware Aqueduct is under repairs. From the NYT: The tunnel will parallel and eventually bypass a long-troubled section of the Delaware Aqueduct, through which New York City receives about half of its 1.1-billion-gallon-a-day water supply. This part of the…

Thundersnow reported in Mentor, Ohio

Via Slate. Click through for a link to a YouTube video. Tons of lake-effect snow!

Crazy Alps photoshoot

To celebrate the anniversary of the Matternhorn ascent, Robert Bösch and others hiked into the alps and staged a ton of crazy shots. Here’s one: One of the shots from the photoshoot On BoredPanda. Via Faith.

Do snow-dominated basins have lower or higher runoff ratios?

Do snow-dominated basins have lower or higher runoff ratios?

The recent Nature Climate Change paper by Berghuijs et al. analyzed the MOPEX catchments. Interestingly, they found that streamflow is greater for snowmelt-dominated catchments: In their Fig 1b, they show that basins with snow:precipitation ratio of 0.6 vs. 0.2 would…

New ocean bathymetry map from Scripps

Via Engadget. So cool:

Ben Vander Jagt wins ION graduate student award

Ben Vander Jagt has won an ION graduate student award (link). Congratulations, Ben!