Blogs Snow & Ice

What’s Causing the Deadly Cold in Europe?

  • Published: Feb 7th, 2012

A deadly cold wave in Europe is likely tied in part to a recent shift in a key driver of winter weather, known as the Arctic Oscillation.

Super Bowl is Coming Out Party for this Snowless Winter

  • Published: Feb 6th, 2012

Sunday’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis capped this snowless winter’s coming-out party as temperatures pushed 60 degrees and fans basked in balmy weather.

Image of the Day: A Crack Across the Pine Island Glacier

  • Published: Feb 4th, 2012

A massive crack extending for 19 miles across the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was discovered by NASA scientists.

Extreme Cold Proves Deadly in Europe

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2012

Extreme cold is proving deadly in Europe, with snow falling all the way to the Adriatic coast.

Groundhog Day in a Year Without a Winter

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2012

Groundhog Day is here, but winter has already been more like spring in many parts of the U.S.

Image of the Day: Lenticular Clouds over the Rockies

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2012

These phenomenal clouds were observed last month on the south side of Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Little Ice Age Explained?

  • Published: Jan 30th, 2012

A new study argues that a centuries-long cooling, which ended about 200 years ago, was triggered by a series of massive volcanoes

NASA Releases Stunning “Blue Marble” Image of Earth

  • Published: Jan 27th, 2012

A recently launched NASA satellite captured a high-resolution view of the Earth, known as a "Blue Marble" image.