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The Adirondack snow surveys
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:43
|The Adirondack snow surveys
|Year of Conference
|Cullings, E. C.
|4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|Proceedings of the 4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|American Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part II:
|Snow survey equipment, Snow survey procedures
The topography and temperature of the 12,000 sq. mi. Adirondack Region in northern New York State is described. The drainage system consists of 12 streams flowing in all directions from the Central Highland. Systematical snow surveys were started about 1926 and are made on Feb. 1, Mar. 1, and about the third week in March of each year. Snow surveying equipment, consisting of snow tube, scale, hook, notebook, and canvas bag, is described in terms of construction and usage. Snow and water depths are tabulated and results plotted on a map at the conclusion of each survey. It is recommended that snow surveying be combined with ground water observations and that correlations between snow, ground water, and streamflow be studied. Instructions to observers on purpose, procedure, equipment, measurement and computation are presented.