Science Exchange Wallingford – Talk on The Colour of Snow: why does it matter to so many people?

A talk by Dr Melody Sandells, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading on Tuesday 20th May 2014, 7.30pm at Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, OX10 8HHA.

Most of us think that snow is white, but there is more to snow than meets the eye. Snow is a constantly evolving material and changes its form depending on the conditions around it. Crystal size and colour are linked and play a critical role in the quest to use satellites to
predict melt-water supply for more than a billion people.  Join in on a journey to find out why snow crystals differ, how to measure the colour of snow and then how to turn this into useful information.

Dr Sandells is a research fellow at the National Centre for Earth Observation at the University of Reading and is interested in the physics and remote sensing of snow.

For more information about the Science Exchange contact: amanda.holland1@ntlworld.com