Select the search type
  • Site
  • Web
Search

The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Sahara Snows

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, December 22, 2016/Categories: natural history, video, sustainability, environment, climate change

    

                                        Snows on Morocco & Algeria, 12-19-2016 (credit: Landsat-7)

It has been nearly 40 years since snow fell across part of the Sahara Desert, the hottest desert on Earth. Severe weather events such as torential rainstorms, super-sized hurricanes, extreme polar vortex temperatures, or severe droughts are all influenced by the atmospheric river of air, the jet stream. When it behaves irratically due to jet stream waves, thought to be influenced by climate change, strange weather events can occur even in once-stable weather environments like the Sahara. It snowed in the desert this week.

Expect to hear other reports of weird weather events elsewhere besides a freak snowstorm in the desert as climate changes continue unfolding.

WHB

Print

Number of views (483)/Comments (0)

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x