Some accomplishments in snow-surveying

TitleSome accomplishments in snow-surveying
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1943
AuthorsMcLauglin, W. W.
Conference Name11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1943
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III:
Conference LocationCorvallis, Oregon
KeywordsSnow survey cooperative program

A resume of snow survey activities in the Western United States indicating considerable progress with cooperative phase of the program with Federal-State-Private agencies and companies through contributions of manpower and finances. The present network comprises 829 dependable snow survey courses with an average of 15 samples per course. There are 177 cooperators measuring a courses 3 times per season and some 5 times. During the 1943 season 966 individuals took part in the field work. Water supply forecasting procedures have improved with more and better data and accuracy has gradually become more dependable. Requests for advanced information of the probable size of streamflow for irrigation has been coming from financial concerns, eastern wholesale producers, canning companies, power companies, and agricultural interests. A great deal of interest is being show in the research of the physics of snow, and finances for such work is being sought.Discussion by George H. Canfield and R.A. Work.