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Early snowmelt events: detection, distribution, and significance in a major sub-arctic watershed

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Year
2013

Citation

Semmens, Kathryn Alese, Ramage, Joan, Bartsch, Annett, and Liston, Glen E., 2013, Early snowmelt events: detection, distribution, and significance in a major sub-arctic watershed: Environmental Research Letters, v. 8, no. 1, 014020 p.

Summary

High latitude drainage basins are experiencing higher average temperatures, earlier snowmelt onset in spring, and an increase in rain on snow (ROS) events in winter, trends that climate models project into the future. Snowmelt-dominated basins are most sensitive to winter temperature increases that influence the frequency of ROS events and the timing and duration of snowmelt, resulting in changes to spring runoff. Of specific interest in this study are early melt events that occur in late winter preceding melt onset in the spring. The study focuses on satellite determination and characterization of these early melt events using the Yukon River Basin (Canada/USA) as a test domain. The timing of these events was estimated using data [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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