The NASA Countdown Club draws from free educational resources developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (established in 1958). On this site you will find selected videos, background information, and links that focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) of our monthly Midnight Science Club Meetings.

Got snow?  How NASA is monitoring snow, and why. If you like to play in the snow, that could become a career in your future!

(This website is not affiliated with NASA.)


NASA SNOWEX Mission – Studying the Water Cycle



How NASA measures snow depth and albedo.

Albedo – Percentage of reflected sun light in relation to the various surface conditions of the earth.


The challenge of measuring snow water equivalent (SWE)


Your turn – Measure snowfall and liquid water equivalent.

Knowledge Check

Try our Got Snow? quiz to see how much you learned from watching the videos on this page!

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