Spatial Variability of Snow Chemistry in a Seasonal Snowpack, Southeastern Wyoming

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Title:
Spatial Variability of Snow Chemistry in a Seasonal Snowpack, Southeastern Wyoming
Author:
Rohrbough, Justin A.
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined the spatial and temporal variability of chemistry in the seasonal snowpack of the Glacier Lakes catchments in southeastern Wyoming. Snow board data revealed high pH snows (mean pH> 5.0) had higher mean SO4^2- concentrations than low pH snows (11.8 μeq L-1 versus 8.5 μeg L- 1) but lower mean NO3- concentrations (8.2 μeq L-1 versus 10.0 μeg L-1). The high pH snows were also deeper and had higher mean values for Ca^2+, Na^+, and Mg^2+, but lower mean conductivity and density. Different source areas may explain the differences between these two types of snow.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Snow -- Chemistry.; Snow -- Analysis -- Wyoming.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bales, Roger C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSpatial Variability of Snow Chemistry in a Seasonal Snowpack, Southeastern Wyomingen_US
dc.creatorRohrbough, Justin A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRohrbough, Justin A.en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the spatial and temporal variability of chemistry in the seasonal snowpack of the Glacier Lakes catchments in southeastern Wyoming. Snow board data revealed high pH snows (mean pH> 5.0) had higher mean SO4^2- concentrations than low pH snows (11.8 μeq L-1 versus 8.5 μeg L- 1) but lower mean NO3- concentrations (8.2 μeq L-1 versus 10.0 μeg L-1). The high pH snows were also deeper and had higher mean values for Ca^2+, Na^+, and Mg^2+, but lower mean conductivity and density. Different source areas may explain the differences between these two types of snow.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSnow -- Chemistry.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSnow -- Analysis -- Wyoming.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBales, Roger C.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213867416en_US
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