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Geologist to give free talk on the sensitivity of snowpack tonight

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Tonight, geologist Sarah Godsey from Idaho State University will give a talk on "Sensitivity of Mountain Snowpacks: Taking the Pulse of a Warming Landscape." According to the organization, "A majority of scientists across the globe are convinced changes are underway in our climate, that our earth has warmed and continues to slowly warm. Winter snows are important for not only our Jackson Hole ski industry, but also for millions of people, who depend on gradual snow melt to feed downstream irrigation and reservoirs." "Godsey studies the impact of global warming on snowpacks that form each winter around and above us, locally and nationally. What happens downstream when rain starts to fall instead of snow? Climate warming is expected to shift the phase of precipitation from snow to rain across much of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Godsey discusses the results of research from Idaho to California to Alaska and beyond," the description goes on to state. The event is at 6 p.m. tonight at the Teton County Library. *Feature Photo: h/t Pixabay / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening