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Snowfall and snowfall accumulation near Climas, Colorado
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:37
|Snowfall and snowfall accumulation near Climas, Colorado
|Year of Conference
|Grant, L. O., and Schleusener R. A.
|29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Snow 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.