Snowpack is snow on the ground in mountainous areas that persists until the arrival of warmer weather. Melting snowpack is an important source of water for many areas.
6 - 8
Earth Science, Climatology, Geography
Mt. Olympus Snowpack
Snowpack, like that on Mt. Olympus in Washington state, is an important source of freshwater as snow melts in the spring and summer, and this vital water source is threatened by increasing global temperatures caused by climate change.
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May 20, 2022
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