Snow persistence and hydrologic response across the intermittent-persistent snow transition
In mountainous regions and high latitudes, seasonal snow is a critical component of the surface energy balance and hydrologic cycle. Snowpacks have been declining in many mountain regions, but the hydrologic responses to snow loss have varied due to interactions of climatic, vegetative, topographic and edaphic factors. With continued climatic change, it remains uncertain whether the southwestern U.S. and other subtropical and mid-latitude dry areas may experience significant reductions in water yield. In this dissertation snow persistence and trends are mapped globally; relationships between ...
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