Red snow occurrence in Eastern Europe. A case study

Joseph Barkan, Pinhas Alpert

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There was a fall of red snow in southwestern Europe as a result of a cold trough that penetrated from the north towards the central Mediterranean and Saharan Africa, together with movement eastwards. A strong southwesterly flow formed along the eastern flank of the trough. This flow transported a large amount of red Saharan dust, which mixed with the snowfall in the area and painted the snow red.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationWeather
StatePublished - Feb 2020


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