About The Author

Chunyu Dong is a PostDoc researcher at University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Department of Geography with a background in snow hydrology and arid ecohydrology.

How Do We Measure Future Snow Cover?

During winter in the Northern Hemisphere, about one-third of Earth’s land surface is covered by snow. However, as a response to the intense global warming, snow cover has declined significantly since the 1960s, as indicated by the longest satellite imagery (Dahlman, 2016). Snow cover is very important for the global climate and ecosystem, working as