Snow wave

Snow wave

by Daniele Penna, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

Surface topography in mountain environments is able to affect the deposition of snowfall and to shape the distribution of snowpack. Hydrologically, this is important for spatially patterns of snowmelt dynamics and of localized groundwater recharge driven by snowmelt. This picture, taken with a relative long lens that gives the impression to compress the visual plane, highlight the graphical patterns made by the snow on the side of a mountain hillslope in Northern Italy.
Camera: Canon Eos 40D
Lens: EF 70-200 f/4
ISO: 100, digital capture