Snow in Open Areas (image) University of Washington Caption A mounted camera shows snow sticking in an open area, while it appears to have melted under the trees in dense, second-growth forest just behind. Credit University of Washington Usage Restrictions Photo credit required. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.