The Bridger Bowl acquisition system at Montana State University

TitleThe Bridger Bowl acquisition system at Montana State University
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1967
AuthorsWeaver, D. E.
Conference Name35th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 35th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1967
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBoise, Idaho
KeywordsHydrologic data, Snow research, Telemetering, Temperature analysis

A method for multipoint snowpack temperature measurement using the Bridger Data System has been developed and tested. Data taken from a closely spaced array of thermistor thermometers has been used to delineate the snow surface and the diurnal heat wave through the snowpack.The thermometry technique is also used in determination of the accumulation rate of new snow and in measurement of total pack settlement. Computer analysis and plotting of the data permits easy interpretation of a variety of physical and hydrological parameters. Data from the mid-winter snowpack and the spring isothermal pack has been analyzed by the above technique.