Item: Variability of liquid water content in an alpine snowpack
Title: Variability of liquid water content in an alpine snowpack
Proceedings: 1990 International Snow Science Workshop, Bigfork, Montana USA, October 9-13
Authors: Richard Kattelmann
Abstract: During the early stages of snowmelt runoff, snowpack liquid water content was sampled at five sites in an alpine basin in the southern Sierra Nevada. Typical values ranged from 1 to 3 percent by volume with some values from 5 to 8 percent. The high variability of the measured liquid water content suggests that objectives and sampling design must be carefully considered when attempting to monitor snowpack liquid water content.
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Keywords: snowpack, liquid water, volume
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