Large scale effects of seasonal snow cover

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International Association of Hydrological Sciences , Wallingford, Oxfordshire
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Statementedited by B.E. Goodison, R.G. Barry, J. Dozier.
SeriesIAHS publication -- no. 166
ContributionsBarry, Roger Graham., Dozier, Jeff., Goodison, Barry Edward, 1946-, International Association of Hydrological Sciences., International Commission of Snow and Ice., International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. General Assembly
LC ClassificationsQC929.S7 L37 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 425 p., [4] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22367295M
ISBN 100947571167

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Large scale effects of seasonal snow cover: proceedings of an international symposium held during the XIXth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August Inter-annual variability due to snow cover • 30 years climate simulations (EC-EARTH) with free evolving snow and with prescribed snow climatology (uncoupled snow) • Snow cover and variability explain almost 60% of the winter 2-meters temperature inter-annual variability in predominantly snow.

The seasonal evolution of snow cover from to is shown in Fig. There are large differences between the entire domain and the upper Indus basin. For the entire domain the average annual snow cover is % of the total area, while this is more than three times higher for the upper Indus basin (%).Cited by: seasonal snow cover acts as an excellent insulator between the atmosphere and the ground surface.

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Moreover, at large scales, snow cover extent and temporal persistence also influence the interac- tion and feedbacks between the land surface and the atmosphere, due to the effect of albedo on 25 the surface energy balance (e.g., Bonan, ; Armstrong and Brun, ).

For the modelling of the seasonal snow-cover development and snow-cover distribution, the physically based model Alpine3D was used. The general aim of the model is to simulate alpine surface processes and their spatial and temporal variability.

In the current study the snow-transport module, the radiation energy-balance module andCited by: snow cover and this makes winter InSAR measurements more challenging [3]. The goal of this project is to de-velop methods of SAR interferometry suitable for use in landscapes with seasonal snow cover.

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The project has the following aims: 1. Improved understanding of SAR imaging at high lat-itudes and the use of interferometry in such land-scapes 2. Snow cover represents a significant heat sink during the melt period of the seasonal cycle due to a relatively high latent heat of fusion.

As a result, the seasonal snow cover provides a major source of thermal buffering within the total climate system as it takes in and releases large quantities of by: (3) Seasonal snow cover maintains the high water content of the active layer.

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Wiesnet, D., C. Ropelewski, G. Kukla and D. Robinson, A discussion of the accuracy of NOAA satellite-derived global seasonal snow cover measurements. Large Scale Effects of Seasonal Snow Cover, IAHS PublicationBrown R.D.

and C. Derksen, Is Eurasian October snow cover extent increasing. Environ. Res. Lett., 8 snow cover. We seek for relationships between snow indi-cators and large scale patterns of atmospheric circulation, looking for possible leading mechanism of interactions.

The modes of atmospheric variability considered in this analysis Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union. These data also suggests that snow interception during light snowfalls (i.e., less than 10 mm of SWE) is well described by a linear growth form.

Bias in modeling these frequent smaller events could lead to significant bias in the modeling of seasonal effects of snow interception on Cited by: The amount of water mass in a snow cover is usually measured as Snow Water Equivalent (SWE, in kg m-2 or mm w.e.), i.e.

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the mass of liquid water which would result from the complete melting of. Snow cover has a number of important physical properties that exert an influence on climate or moderate its effects. It has high short-wave albedo, high thermal emissivity, low heat conductivity, large latent heat of fusion and low surface roughness whilst it Cited by:   Six of these large convection currents cover the Earth from pole to pole.

Old weather “time machine” opens a treasure trove for researchers It’s been the stuff of science fiction for generations: a time machine that would allow researchers to reach back into yesteryear and ask new questions about long-ago events.

Example images for the scoring of snow cover on a six-point scale in the Allt a’Mharcaidh catchment, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. Scale as follows: No snow (1), patches/remnant snow (2), fresh dusting (3), more ground than snow (4), more snow than ground (5), and full snow cover (6).Cited by: 2.

seven years of MODIS snow-cover data, Pu et al. () found large spatial variability between years in the amount of snow cover over the Tibetan Plateau, with a possible slight decrease in snow-cover over the time period from – With only 12 years of record, it is not possible to make meaningfulFile Size: KB.

These can grow to large sizes (up to about 10 cm across in some cases) when the snow is especially wet and sticky.

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A snowflake consists of up to snow crystals clumped together. Rime -- Super cooled tiny water droplets (typically in a fog), that quickly freeze onto whatever they hit. Accuracy of NOAA snow cover measurements AYA 15 YEAR SEPTEMBER SNOW COVER MAP FIG. 3 Satellite—derived cover frequency fop September, ).

The dashed Line in Canada the (þ¼teon et probability of one inch or more of snotð cover (Dickson & Posey, ) An example of procedural—induced bias leading to sys tana tic. AER Snow Cover Model AER's winter Seasonal Forecasts rely on Siberian snow cover extent in the fall for more accurate winter predictions.

Over a decade of research has allowed us to understand how variability in Siberian snow cover mostly in October can influence the weather in remote regions including the Eastern US and Europe months later.

to understand trend in seasonal snow cover changes in the HKH region for a decade from to The HKH region characterized by large climate variability due to altitudinal differ-ences results in large spatial variation in snow cover across the region (Immerzeel et 20 al., ; Pu et al., ).

The variability of snow cover is also. 40–50 years. Snow cover over the Arctic is projected to increase in the range of 0–15% for maximum snow water equivalent (SWE) but decreases in snow cover duration (SCD) by about 10–20% are projected over much of the Arctic (Callaghan et al.

a, b [this issue] and references therein). Snow cover plays a major role in climate, hydrology andFile Size: KB. The ecology of snow has many effects on vegetation, including the ability to deform and break trees with its weight like on these Beech trees above.

Photo: Fillies Wo/UNEP/Still Pictures Snow also supports weight, including the various ground pressures that passing animals exert. Comparison of the seasonal small-scale spatial variability in alpine snowfall and snow accumulation D. Scipi on1 ;, Switzerland has provided useful data for snow cover and hy- do not exhibit a large dependence on direction, so only the isotropic variogram is computed.

California’s Sierra Nevada is a high-elevation mountain range with complex topography and significant seasonal snow cover. Anthropogenic warming in the region is expected to cause large snowpack reductions by the end of the twenty-first century (Pierce and Cayan ).Locations with baseline temperatures near freezing are vulnerable to snow cover loss because of less snowfall as a fraction Cited by:.

Large Scale Weather Patterns. There are many weather patterns that can be responsible for the development of lake effect snow. In North America, winter storms often happen when a cold and dry air mass or cold front, moves down from Canada and collides with a warmer and humid air mass or Warm Front, from the Gulf of Mexico.wide distribution of seasonal snow cover.

To achieve the compilation of a world inventory of annual ice and snow masses, it is first necessar y to collect information on the methods of measuring and mapping snow-cover data and to propose a programme simple enough to be carried out without elaborate means. More than billion people depend on water from the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, and Yellow rivers.

Upstream snow and ice reserves of these basins, important in sustaining seasonal water availability, are likely to be affected substantially by climate change, but to what extent is yet unclear. Here, we show that meltwater is extremely important in the Indus basin and important for Cited by: