A warning of earlier snowmelt

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 05 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01024-7

Mountain snowpack in western North America is decreasing, and these trends are often reported using amount of maximum annual snowpack. An alternative metric — integrated snowmelt during the accumulation season — finds snowmelt decreases are three times more widespread, suggesting even stronger snow decline.