The Adirondack snow surveys

TitleThe Adirondack snow surveys
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1936
AuthorsCullings, E. C.
Conference Name4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJanuary 1936
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part II:
Conference LocationPasadena, California
KeywordsSnow 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.