Show simple item record N. R. en_US D. M. en_US J. R. en_US John W. en_US 2011-08-02T10:19:55Z 2011-08-02T10:19:55Z 2011-08-02 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Hedstrom , N R , Gray , D M , Janowicz , J R & Pomeroy , J W 2011 , ' Prediction of seasonal snow accumulation in cold climate forests ' Hydrological Processes , vol 16 , no. 18 , pp. 3543-3558 . , 10.1002/hyp.1228 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 1519192 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7256 en_US
dc.description.abstract Accumulation of snow under forest canopies is known to decline with increasing canopy density and leaf area because of snow interception and sublimation in the canopy. Seasonal snow accumulation measurements, collected over a decade from various forest stands in western Canada, were used to test and develop methods to relate forest snow accumulation to stand properties and observations of either small-clearing seasonal snow accumulation or seasonal snowfall. At sub-stand scales, the variability of seasonal snow accumulation was not well related to stand leaf area, seasonal interception or small-clearing seasonal snow accumulation. At the stand scale, physically based snow interception equations predicted seasonal snow accumulation from the stand leaf area and the seasonal snow accumulation or snowfall in adjacent clearings. A simple parametric form of these equations showed the sensitivity of seasonal snow accumulation to leaf area at the forest stand scale and suggested a relationship to extrapolate snow accumulation or snowfall measurements from clearings to forests. These relationships, developed from Canadian boreal forest observations, are consistent with Kuz'min's (1960. Formirovanie Snezhnogo Pokrova i Metody Opredeleniya Snegozapasov. Gidrometeoizdat: Leningrad) relationship between accumulation and canopy density derived from Russian observations, suggesting a good degree of transferability. Copyright 2002 Crown in the right of Canada. Published by John Wiley Sons, Ltd en_US
dc.format.extent 16 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Hydrological Processes en_US
dc.subject snow accumulation en_US
dc.subject snow interception en_US
dc.subject snowfall en_US
dc.subject boreal forest en_US
dc.subject forest hydrology en_US
dc.subject water resources prediction en_US
dc.title Prediction of seasonal snow accumulation in cold climate forests en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Centre for Glaciology en_US

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