Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300531
Title:
Aerial Snowpack Mapping
Author:
Warksow, William L.
Affiliation:
Salt River Project, Phoenix, Arizona
Issue Date:
12-Apr-1975
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:
Arizona's continued growth and development depends upon sound management of water resources, especially melted snow which is the primary source of water for the 1.1. Million residents of Maricopa county. The method for snowpack information gathering practiced by watershed specialists of the Salt River project in Arizona is described. The method is outlined, describing aircraft reconnaissance, direct enroute mapping of extent and depth of snowpack, and techniques for identifying ice and/or melt conditions. Under optimal conditions, this technique is considered more than acceptable for determining snowpack levels. Limitations of the technique result from the observer's tolerance of vertigo which can arise under flying conditions; cloud cover, which can reduce contrast and shadows thereby reducing accuracy of observation; and vegetation zones where density of plant matter screens much of the snow.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Snowpacks; Snow surveys; Snow management; Snow cover; Mapping; Snow; Melt water; Snowmelt; Runoff; Snowfall; Watershed management; Aerial photography; On-site investigations; Maricopa County (Ariz); Salt River project
ISSN:
0272-6106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAerial Snowpack Mappingen_US
dc.contributor.authorWarksow, William L.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSalt River Project, Phoenix, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1975-04-12-
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.abstractArizona's continued growth and development depends upon sound management of water resources, especially melted snow which is the primary source of water for the 1.1. Million residents of Maricopa county. The method for snowpack information gathering practiced by watershed specialists of the Salt River project in Arizona is described. The method is outlined, describing aircraft reconnaissance, direct enroute mapping of extent and depth of snowpack, and techniques for identifying ice and/or melt conditions. Under optimal conditions, this technique is considered more than acceptable for determining snowpack levels. Limitations of the technique result from the observer's tolerance of vertigo which can arise under flying conditions; cloud cover, which can reduce contrast and shadows thereby reducing accuracy of observation; and vegetation zones where density of plant matter screens much of the snow.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.subjectSnowpacksen_US
dc.subjectSnow surveysen_US
dc.subjectSnow managementen_US
dc.subjectSnow coveren_US
dc.subjectMappingen_US
dc.subjectSnowen_US
dc.subjectMelt wateren_US
dc.subjectSnowmelten_US
dc.subjectRunoffen_US
dc.subjectSnowfallen_US
dc.subjectWatershed managementen_US
dc.subjectAerial photographyen_US
dc.subjectOn-site investigationsen_US
dc.subjectMaricopa County (Ariz)en_US
dc.subjectSalt River projecten_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300531-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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