ANALYSIS OF HYDROLOGIC RESPONSE TO RAIN-ON-SNOW

The equations describing water movement in a dry snow cover are derived and examples of flow through ripe, refrozen and fresh snows are given. The grain size of snow has a large effect on the timing of water discharge. Water is retained by dry snow to raise its temperature and satisfy the irreducible water saturation. These requirements delay and reduce runoff following rain on dry snow.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00099294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: E Task 02
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. 340
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM