Is it possible to have polluted snow?



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    Yes, it is possible.  The main source of pollution in snow is the burning of fossil fuels.  This can be from factories or cars.  The problem with polluted snow is that it is darker in color than clean, white snow.  This means that it absorbs more light from the sun, which causes it to heat up and melt at faster rates.  This then affects the runoff rates in spring and summer.  Here are a couple pictures of some polluted snow:

    Hope this helps!


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