You are here

Keyword: snow water equivalent

Gridded snow water equivalent reconstruction for Utah using Forest Inventory and Analysis tree-ring data

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2017
Snowpack observations in the Intermountain West are sparse and short, making them difficult for use in depicting past variability and extremes. This study presents a reconstruction of April 1 snow water equivalent (SWE) for the period of 1850–1989 using increment cores collected by the U.S. Forest Service, Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA).

The application of depletion curves for parameterization of subgrid variability of snow

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Parameterization of subgrid-scale variability in snow accumulation and melt is important for improvements in distributed snowmelt modelling. We have taken the approach of using depletion curves that relate fractional snowcovered area to element-average snow water equivalent to parameterize the effect of snowpack heterogeneity within a physically based mass and energy balance snowpack model.

Comparison of estimates of snow input to a small alpine watershed

Publications Posted on: May 28, 2015
We have used five methods to estimate the snow water equivalent input to the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site (GLEES) in south-central Wyoming during the winter 1987-1988 and to obtain an estimate of the errors. The methods are: (1) the Martinec and Rango degree-day method; (2) Wooldridge et al.