In Antarctica, fierce winds blow plumes of snow out to sea and erase most of the
400 mile long Ross Ice Shelf from view. As global climate warms, polar researchers are finding windier days and snowier storms
at Cape Crozier. This is partly because warm air holds more moisture
than cold — the extra moisture turns into more snow when the air
finally cools over Antarctica.
(Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)