Lassen National Park, California

Lassen National Park, California
Lassen National Park, California

Located in northern California, Lassen National Park receives tens of meters of snow during the winter months. Scientists have been studying the physical and environmental conditions within the snowpacks to understand snowpack evolution throughout the season. These snows are also colonized by snow algae and scientists are studying the habitability of the snow in order to better understand possible habitability within snow and/or ice deposits on Mars.