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Plains snowpack water equivalent from climatological records
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:37
|Plains snowpack water equivalent from climatological records
|Year of Conference
|McKay, G. A., and Blackwell S. R.
|29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Comparison, Prairie sampler, Snow sampler tube
Climatological measurements of daily snow on the ground and precipitation gage values for a long period of record from the plains area of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada were converted into usable data of snowmelt water yield. The lack of sufficiently long records of plains snow survey data necessitated the development of an energy budget conversion formula to make climatological records collected in the past usable for modern analysis work. Graphs, illustrations, and tables show the relationship of the parameters studied. A comparison of the Mount Rose snow sampling tube and the Prairie snow sampling tube are shown.