Factors affecting snow evaporation in the White Mountains of Arizona.

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Title:
Factors affecting snow evaporation in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Author:
Ashton, Peter G.(Peter Geoffrey),1940-
Issue Date:
1967
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Statistical analytical techniques were used to describe the relationships of quantifiable factors to snow evaporation and to compare evaporation rates among three selected forest sites. The statistical analysis was divided into two phases. In the first phase a stepwise multiple regression and a correlation analytical technique was used to determine the effect of selected independent variables on snow evaporation. In the second phase a one way analysis of variance and the Duncan s Multiple Range Test were used to compare evaporation rates on three forest densities. It was concluded that wind-vapor pressure deficit interaction, solar radiation, vapor pressure, and wind were the factors most closely correlated with snow evaporation. An equation was formulated using the above terms. With the use of U. S. Weather Bureau instruments and records, snow evaporation can be predicted within the area of study. Snow evaporation rates were found to be higher on the cleared site than on the thinned and unthinned sites. Evaporation rates decrease with an increase in basal area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Evaporation control -- Arizona -- White Mountains.; Snow -- Arizona -- White Mountains.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting snow evaporation in the White Mountains of Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorAshton, Peter G.(Peter Geoffrey),1940-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAshton, Peter G.(Peter Geoffrey),1940-en_US
dc.date.issued1967en_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.abstractStatistical analytical techniques were used to describe the relationships of quantifiable factors to snow evaporation and to compare evaporation rates among three selected forest sites. The statistical analysis was divided into two phases. In the first phase a stepwise multiple regression and a correlation analytical technique was used to determine the effect of selected independent variables on snow evaporation. In the second phase a one way analysis of variance and the Duncan s Multiple Range Test were used to compare evaporation rates on three forest densities. It was concluded that wind-vapor pressure deficit interaction, solar radiation, vapor pressure, and wind were the factors most closely correlated with snow evaporation. An equation was formulated using the above terms. With the use of U. S. Weather Bureau instruments and records, snow evaporation can be predicted within the area of study. Snow evaporation rates were found to be higher on the cleared site than on the thinned and unthinned sites. Evaporation rates decrease with an increase in basal area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEvaporation control -- Arizona -- White Mountains.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSnow -- Arizona -- White Mountains.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc214411937en_US
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