Snowpack evaporation factors

TitleSnowpack evaporation factors
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1963
AuthorsPeak, G. W.
Conference Name31st Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 31st Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1963
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationYosemite National Park, California
KeywordsEvaporation, Sublimation, Water supply forecasting

A technical discussion of a water supply forecasting procedure utilizing snow water equivalent, soil moisture and spring precipitation to obtain the first estimate of volume runoff. A process of 'Successive Approximations' is employed to use the effect of total wind movement at the 750 millibar level, winter temperature, radiation, and hours of sunshine. A series of graphs are included to illustrate the procedure. Some interesting tests are cited relative to winter evaporation of ice and snow.