Variation of snow resources with climate and vegetation in Canada

TitleVariation of snow resources with climate and vegetation in Canada
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1971
AuthorsMcKay, G. A., and Findlay B.
Conference Name39th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 39th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1971
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBillings, Montana
KeywordsAblation, Snow cover forests, Snow distribution

Snow survey records are analyzed in terms of the major vegetative divisions of Canada. The complex roles of relief, water bodies and forest association varieties are demonstrated and discussed as they are key factors in snow ablation, accumulation and transport. Climatic zones of the country are also considered. In mountainous and arctic areas there is insufficient basic data to permit adequate definition.Distinctive regional snow storage patterns are outlined and some implications are drawn for water resource planners.