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Relationship between passive microwave-derived snowmelt and surface-measured discharge, Wheaton River, Yukon Territory, Canada

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2006

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Ramage, J. M., McKenney, R. A., Thorson, B., Maltais, P., and Kopczynski, S. E., 2006, Relationship between passive microwave-derived snowmelt and surface-measured discharge, Wheaton River, Yukon Territory, Canada: Hydrological Processes, v. 20, no. 4, p. 689-704.

Summary

Snow volume and melt timing are major factors influencing the water cycle at northern high altitudes and latitudes, yet both are hard to quantify or monitor in remote mountainous regions. Twice-daily special sensor microwave imager (SSM/I) passive microwave observations of seasonal snow melt onset in the Wheaton River basin, Yukon Territory, Canada (?60 ° 08?05?N, ?134 ° 53?45?W), are used to test the idea that melt onset date and duration of snowpack melt?refreeze fluctuations control the timing of the early hydrograph peaks with predictable lags. This work uses the SSM/I satellite data from 1988 to 2002 to evaluate the chronology of melt and runoff patterns in the upper Yukon River basin. The Wheaton River is a small (875 km2) tributary [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1002/hyp.6133
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1099-1085

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