Northern Rocky Mountains

TitleNorthern Rocky Mountains
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1939
AuthorsGisborne, Harry T.
Conference Name7th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 7th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedDecember 1938
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I:
Conference LocationSpokane, Washington
KeywordsForest fire hazard

The values of snow surveys are shown to have a very high correlation to runoff when used relatively close to the source. This data is most useful in predicting forest fire hazards and how serious the fire potential will be during the late summer and fall months. The U.S. Forest Service is deeply involved in cooperation with other agencies in the field work of snow survey measurements. The data collected is being found very useful for other purposes than forecasting the probable streamflow.