Visualization
ES1501  Examine the seasonal migration of snow cover.
  !   Click the image to see the animation. Use the movie controls to step through the frames.
Jennifer Loomis, TERC

Monthly images show the approximate amount of snow cover on Mount Rainier, Washington for a full year. The image with the least amount of snow shows the position of the snow line.

Locations above the elevation of the snow line remain snow-covered all year; locations below the snow line alternate between being clear and covered with snow. Examine each frame to find the month with the least snow and identify the snow line.