Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300263
Title:
A Preliminary Assessment of Snowfall Interception in Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forest
Author:
Tennyson, Larry C.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Thorud, David S.
Affiliation:
Department of Watershed Management, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721
Issue Date:
5-May-1973
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A preliminary assessment and ranking of the relative significance of five processes that may contribute to snow removal from ponderosa pine forest canopies was made, including wind erosion of canopy snow, snowslide from the canopy, stemflow, vapor transport from melt water, and vapor transport of canopy snow. The first three represent delayed delivery rather than net water loss. A snow load index was obtained through use of time lapse photography of the study site canopy, while incoming solar radiation and atmospheric processes were monitored. The snow load index was expressed as a ratio of forest canopy area covered with snow to the total canopy area. Results obtained over a 4-day period following a six-hour snowstorm showed that snow removal by snowslide and wind erosion was of significant importance, while vapor transport of melt water and canopy snow, stemflow, and dripping of melt water was of comparatively minor importance.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Snowfall; Interception; Snow removal; Arizona; Ponderosa pine trees; Snowpack; Snowmelt; Stemflow; Canopy; Water yield improvement; Wind erosion
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Preliminary Assessment of Snowfall Interception in Arizona Ponderosa Pine Foresten_US
dc.contributor.authorTennyson, Larry C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThorud, David S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Watershed Management, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721en_US
dc.date.issued1973-05-05-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA preliminary assessment and ranking of the relative significance of five processes that may contribute to snow removal from ponderosa pine forest canopies was made, including wind erosion of canopy snow, snowslide from the canopy, stemflow, vapor transport from melt water, and vapor transport of canopy snow. The first three represent delayed delivery rather than net water loss. A snow load index was obtained through use of time lapse photography of the study site canopy, while incoming solar radiation and atmospheric processes were monitored. The snow load index was expressed as a ratio of forest canopy area covered with snow to the total canopy area. Results obtained over a 4-day period following a six-hour snowstorm showed that snow removal by snowslide and wind erosion was of significant importance, while vapor transport of melt water and canopy snow, stemflow, and dripping of melt water was of comparatively minor importance.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectSnowfallen_US
dc.subjectInterceptionen_US
dc.subjectSnow removalen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectPonderosa pine treesen_US
dc.subjectSnowpacken_US
dc.subjectSnowmelten_US
dc.subjectStemflowen_US
dc.subjectCanopyen_US
dc.subjectWater yield improvementen_US
dc.subjectWind erosionen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300263-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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