Color me skeptical. This is ONE PhD thesis saying all prior snowfall measurements are off by 50%. They did this by aggregating data not actual measurements of the snow. I'm guessing this one paper will be walked back and we'll learn the people measuring snowfall the last 100 years haven't been imbeciles..
But, if more researchers back up these findings, congratulations on this PhD student for first bringing it out.
Comments on this article can be used to gauge how many people bother reading articles. Quite sad that even on subreddits like science people can't be bothered to process the information themselves.
Hashtag slightly misleading title.
Sounds reasonable. I hope they get to do more follow up work.
I wonder how much of it will stay though. It would be nice if the increased snow accumulation helps offset the receding of the glaciers in the area.
Japan and northern Rockies seem to be both places where our previous estimations of snowfall were wrong.
I think the title is wrong vs whats said in the article.
Meanwhile I'm here in Truckee, CA doing the confused John Travola like "where the fuck is my snow?"