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Sean Potter
David M. Schultz

) classic Frank Zappa song “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow.” In fact, it is an excerpt from a 27 January 1902 newspaper article from Grand Haven, Michigan, describing “the unusual phenomenon of a fall of snow of a dull yellowish tint, which covered the ground to a depth of one-fifth of an inch.” A discussion that followed the excerpt in Monthly Weather Review concluded that it was loess, a fine-grain, yellow-gray sediment, that was carried aloft by wind and mixed with the snow, giving it its distinctive

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Charles G. Lindsey
Jun Chen
Timothy S. Dye
L. Willard Richards
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Donald L. Blumenthal

next section). Once the river turns westward, it cuts deeply through the middle of an elevated mass of uplifted strata that attains heights of nearly 2300 m on the South Rim and 2844 m on the North Rim. The North Rim is the southern edge of the Kaibab Plateau, which in winter has a permanent snow cover. At the bottom of the canyon below the South Rim is Phantom Ranch, a camping facility run by the NPS. As discussed in the next section, Phantom Ranch was used to collect surface and upper-air data

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