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Title: Interception processes during snowstorms
Author: Miller, David H.
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-18. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 24 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-018
Description: Four processes are identified as determining the initial interception of falling snow by forest during storms: delivery of snow particles from the airstream to the forest; true throughfall of particles to the forest floor; impaction and adhesion of particles to foliage and branches; and cohesion of particles into masses of snow. Delivery and impaction processes seem amenable to aero-dynamic analysis; adhesion of particles and cohesion both depend on air temperature and foliage roughness. Promising leads for laboratory and field research on aerodynamic and thermodynamic factors influencing interception are described.
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Miller, David H. 1964. Interception processes during snowstorms Res. Paper PSW-RP-18. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 24 p.
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