Snowfall and snowfall accumulation near Climas, Colorado

TitleSnowfall and snowfall accumulation near Climas, Colorado
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1961
AuthorsGrant, L. O., and Schleusener R. A.
Conference Name29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1961
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSpokane, Washington
KeywordsSnow hydrology research, Weather modification

An investigation of snowfall over the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado is being carried on by Colorado state University. This investigation is described and preliminary findings are discussed. The current field program includes daily snow observations of new snow at 65 sites space at about one mile intervals over Fremont, Hoosier and Vail Passes. In addition, certain atmospheric observations are being made, with seeding operations using Silver Iodide generators from upwind sites operating on randomly selected days. Specific observations are made relative to: efficiency of snowfall observing devices; characteristics of snowfall observation sites; snowfall variations with elevation, exposure; concentration of ice nuclei and their relation to snowfall. This study is continuing with emphasis on atmospheric observations and seeding.In discussion Homer Stockwell points out some factors to be considered in the operation of the study and the analysis of data.