Feb
17
2009

Snow: soon to be water
Snow: soon to be waterCourtesy jef safi
Here in Minnesota, a whole lotta snow in the winter can lead to a whole lotta messy flooding in the spring. That's probably why the Federal Weather Folk--aka the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA--base their National Operational Hydrological Remote Sensing Center up here in Chanhassen.

By looking at the snow conditions across the north, the NOHRSC can predict possible flooding when the seasons begin to change. The Star Tribune has an interesting article on how NOHRSC uses low flying planes and other forms of remote sensing to keep track of snow on the ground. Did you know that you can be a snow physicist?

So what can we expect this spring? Flooding is on the menu, and the folks at NOHRSC are flying around the north of the country to figure out where.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Candace's picture
Candace says:

i bet there will be lots of flooding...and i never heard of snow physicist...let alone knew that they existed!

posted on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 9:41pm
allie's picture
allie says:

cool information I love to learn about this kind of stuff you should add more things to this though.

posted on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 12:47pm
Sydney's picture
Sydney says:

Totally WICKED. I thought it was totally cool!!!!!!

posted on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 3:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is cool

posted on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 12:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ive been to alpt of places and the i think the area that made the best recovery from a disaster is south east asia!!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 1:51pm

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