Snow in the trees -- where does it go?

TitleSnow in the trees -- where does it go?
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1962
AuthorsMiller, D. H.
Conference Name30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1962
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationCheyenne, Wyoming
KeywordsInterception, Snow evaporation

A neglected aspect of hydrology is the snow caught in the forest canopy. Meteorological conditions existing during and after a snow storm are not conducive to evaporation. visual observations and interpretations are available but few instrumental measurements have been made. Mechanical action is short-lived and effectiveness of snowfall has been studied.In discussion Mr. M.D. Magnuson indicates that the shape of the type of snowflake could very well effect the clogging procedure of snow in the forest trees and that evaporation factors are at a low value after a snow storm.