How do we Investigate ‘Rain on
Snow’ and Extreme Weather Events?
Livelihoods such as reindeer herding are dependent not only on the quantity and quality of snow, but also on the characteristics of the snowpack. Unpredictable winter events such as rain falling at the ‘wrong’ time can have catastrophic impacts on plants, animals and the people that depend on them. The study of snow is carried out in many ways, including climate modelling, interviews, digging of snow pits and remote sensing. Navigate the map to learn more about the science currently underway that will help us understand more about snow science.