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Simulation of Snowmelt in a Subarctic Spruce Woodland: Scale Considerations

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2000

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Shirazi, T., Allen, D. M., Quinton, W. L., and Pomeroy, J. W., 2009, Estimating soil thaw energy in sub-Alpine tundra at the hillslope scale, wolf creek, Yukon Territory, Canada: Hydrology Research, v. 40, no. 1, p. 1-18.

Summary

Subarctic woodlands comprise stands of spruce trees with varying degrees of openness, giving rise to large contrasts in melt rates within the forest. The spatial variability of the changing snow depth during a melt season was investigated at three scales (2, 4 and 16 m), using an example from a site in Yukon, Canada, where the computation of snowmelt takes into account the differential rates within the woodland. During the melt period, the mean daily snow depth decreases but the variability increases as continued ablation leads to greater unevenness of the snow cover. At the three scales of representation, increasing the grid size results in a reduction in the standard deviation and the skewness of depth distribution. The blurring [...]

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ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0029-1277, 0029-1277

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