Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300283
Title:
Probability Distributions of Snow Course Data for Central Arizona
Author:
Carv, Lawrence E.; Beschta, Robert L.
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 study of probability distributions for use on snowpack accumulation in the central Arizona highlands was made from 22 snow courses selected as having 10 or more years of available records. Due to the frequent occurrence of zero water equivalent value, application of a single continuous probability distribution is precluded. By means of two distributions, however, the snowpack water equivalent can be assessed by a binomial distribution describing the probability of snow, and a lognormal distribution describing the probability of water equivalent. The area chosen for detailed analysis is where the headwaters of many of Arizona's major river systems occur.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Snowfall; Water yield; Probability; Distribution patterns; Water equivalent; Arizona; Snowpacks; Snow; Ponderosa pine trees; Coniferous trees; Water supply; Watershed (basins); Snowmelt; Ablation; Regression analysis; Statistics; Snow course
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleProbability Distributions of Snow Course Data for Central Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarv, Lawrence E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeschta, Robert L.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 study of probability distributions for use on snowpack accumulation in the central Arizona highlands was made from 22 snow courses selected as having 10 or more years of available records. Due to the frequent occurrence of zero water equivalent value, application of a single continuous probability distribution is precluded. By means of two distributions, however, the snowpack water equivalent can be assessed by a binomial distribution describing the probability of snow, and a lognormal distribution describing the probability of water equivalent. The area chosen for detailed analysis is where the headwaters of many of Arizona's major river systems occur.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.subjectWater yielden_US
dc.subjectProbabilityen_US
dc.subjectDistribution patternsen_US
dc.subjectWater equivalenten_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectSnowpacksen_US
dc.subjectSnowen_US
dc.subjectPonderosa pine treesen_US
dc.subjectConiferous treesen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.subjectWatershed (basins)en_US
dc.subjectSnowmelten_US
dc.subjectAblationen_US
dc.subjectRegression analysisen_US
dc.subjectStatisticsen_US
dc.subjectSnow courseen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300283-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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