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Seasonality of snow accumulation at Mount Wrangell, Alaska, USA

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2008

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Kanamori, Syosaku, Benson, Carol S., Truffer, Martin, Matoba, Sumito, Solie, Daniel J., and Shiraiwa, Takayuki, 2008, Seasonality of snow accumulation at Mount Wrangell, Alaska, USA: Journal of Glaciology, v. 54, no. 185, p. 273-278.

Summary

We recorded the burial times of temperature sensors mounted on a specially constructedtower to determine snow accumulation during individual storms in the summit caldera of MountWrangell, Alaska, USA, (628 N, 1448W; 4100ma.s.l.) during the accumulation year June 2005 to June2006. The experiment showed most of the accumulation occurred in episodic large storms, and half ofthe total accumulation was delivered in late summer. The timing of individual events correlated wellwith storms recorded upwind, at Cordova, the closest Pacific coastal weather station (200kmsouthsoutheast), although the magnitude of events showed only poor correlation. Hence, snow accumulation at Mount Wrangell appears to be a reflection of synoptic-scale regional [...]

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