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Snow evaporation and condensation
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:36
|Snow evaporation and condensation
|Year of Conference
|West, A. J.
|27th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 27th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Condensation, Evaporation from snow
Observations of evaporation from the snow surface and condensation on the snowpack were made during storm free periods over a two year season, 1958 and 1959. White polyethylene vessels were used. The bottoms of the vessels were perforated and a false bottom was attached. The entire vessels with snow were weighed to determine the loss or gain (evaporation or condensation). Temperature, humidity, and wind movement data were collected simultaneously. Observation sites were chosen in forest openings of about one-half tree height across. Forest canopy cover was measured at 70%. The resulting data comparisons are shown by tabulations, graphs and test analysis.