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Soil moisture response to experimentally altered snowmelt timing is mediated by soil, vegetation, and regional climate patterns

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Conner, L.G., Gill, R.A, Belnap, J., 2015, Soil moisture response to experimentally altered snowmelt timing is mediated by soil, vegetation, and regional climate patterns: Ecohydrology, v. (online), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1697/full and http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1697.

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Soil moisture in seasonally snow-covered environments fluctuates seasonally between wet and dry states. Climate warming is advancing the onset of spring snowmelt and may lengthen the summer-dry state and ultimately cause drier soil conditions. The magnitude of either response may vary across elevation and vegetation types. We situated our study at the lower boundary of persistent snow cover and the upper boundary of subalpine forest with paired treatment blocks in aspen forest and open meadow. In treatments plots, we advanced snowmelt timing by an average of 14 days by adding dust to the snow surface during spring melt. We specifically wanted to know whether early snowmelt would increase the duration of the summer-dry period and cause [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/eco.1697
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