A snow course weighting method

TitleA snow course weighting method
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1970
AuthorsCoulson, C. H.
Conference Name38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1970
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVictoria, British Columbia
KeywordsElectronic computer, Statistical analysis, Water supply forecasting

This paper describes the derivation and use of a method of combining interdependent variables into a single variable for use in multiple regression analyses. The method is statistical and not directly related to any physical parameters. Use of this method to solve a given problem requires the use of a digital computer with a plotting arm auxiliary. The combination of water equivalents at different snow courses is emphasized but the method could be extended to other independent variables. An example of weighting snow courses for a Columbia River forecast procedure is illustrated.