Am I the only one who thinks it is one of the great cosmic jokes that snow is white, especially in the springtime?
I mean, it is white. A white color indicates that it is reflecting most of the light frequencies it receives. Doubtlessly, this includes any infrared heat energy.
Just what the poor snow needs in its quest to become water!
Only the real dirty snow, with lots of suspended black yukkiness gets to melt sooner. Why must snow consort with dirty dirt in order to melt quicker?