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Science of Snow -- Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Encore)

With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, it's a great time to look back at this science of snow video made for the 2014 Olympic Games.

Snow is an essential part of the 2014 Olympics. How it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries and continues to this day. Sarah Konrad, a former Winter Olympian who is also a glaciologist at the University of Wyoming, along with Cort Anastasio, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Davis, discuss how humidity and temperature help form snow. Featuring Ted Ligety and Heather McPhie.

Original air date: February 16, 2014

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Video Transcript:
More videos from the Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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