pH of mountain snowfall in Montana 1981-1984

TitlepH of mountain snowfall in Montana 1981-1984
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1985
AuthorsFarnes, P. E.
Conference Name53rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 53rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1985
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBoulder, Colorado
KeywordsAcid rain, Acid snow, pH

For the past four winters, the pH of surface snow has been measured at many snow courses in western Montana in conjunction with regularly scheduled snow surveys. This paper describes the field procedures used to obtain pH values and it summarizes year to year variation in pH and the possible sources for the acidic snow.