Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191973
Title:
Effects of Arizona mixed conifer forests on snow pack dynamics
Author:
Plasencia, Douglas Jon,1960-
Issue Date:
1988
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 snow hydrology study was based on measurements taken on the South Fork of the Thomas Creek Watershed, near Alpine, Arizona, during the 1982 and 1983 snow seasons. The objectives of this study were to quantify mathematical expressions of snow pack dynamics at peak accumulation for the mixed-conifer forests of Arizona, and to develop watershed management parameters that could be used to optimize specific water resource objectives. Results from this study suggest that increasing potential solar radiation and the size of openings in a forest will enhance the ability of a forest opening to accumulate snow. Further, by controlling the relative size of the opening, a watershed manager could possibly control the timing and peak discharge in streams resulting from snowmelt runoff.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Plant-snow relationships -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEffects of Arizona mixed conifer forests on snow pack dynamicsen_US
dc.creatorPlasencia, Douglas Jon,1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPlasencia, Douglas Jon,1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_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 snow hydrology study was based on measurements taken on the South Fork of the Thomas Creek Watershed, near Alpine, Arizona, during the 1982 and 1983 snow seasons. The objectives of this study were to quantify mathematical expressions of snow pack dynamics at peak accumulation for the mixed-conifer forests of Arizona, and to develop watershed management parameters that could be used to optimize specific water resource objectives. Results from this study suggest that increasing potential solar radiation and the size of openings in a forest will enhance the ability of a forest opening to accumulate snow. Further, by controlling the relative size of the opening, a watershed manager could possibly control the timing and peak discharge in streams resulting from snowmelt runoff.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlant-snow relationships -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212627465en_US
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