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Snowmelt recharge on a shortgrass prairie site
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:01
|Snowmelt recharge on a shortgrass prairie site
|Year of Conference
|Van Haveren, B. P., and Striffler W. D.
|44th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 44th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Snow 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.