Snowmelt recharge on a shortgrass prairie site

TitleSnowmelt recharge on a shortgrass prairie site
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1976
AuthorsVan Haveren, B. P., and Striffler W. D.
Conference Name44th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 44th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1976
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationCalgary, Alberta
KeywordsSnow cover, Snow cover analysis

An analysis was made of the contribution of winter precipitation to soil water recharge for the 1970-71 winter period on the IBP Pawnee Site in northeastern Colorado.Soil water recharge was inferred from periodic measurements of soil water content with a neutron probe at 60 sampling locations. The sampling design included three grazing treatments, five levels of poition -on-slope, and two slope orientations. Indices expressing the importance of snowmelt recharge ot total soil water recharge (the 'snowmelt recharge ratio'), and the importance of snowmelt recharge to winter precipitation (the 'snowmelt recharge efficiency'), were computed and analyzed for treatment effects.

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