Effects of needleleaf forest cover on radiation and snowmelt dynamics in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

@inproceedings{Ellis2011EffectsON,
  title={Effects of needleleaf forest cover on radiation and snowmelt dynamics in the Canadian Rocky Mountains},
  author={Christopher R. Ellis and John W. Pomeroy},
  year={2011}
}
Radiation is the main energy source for snowpack warming and melt in mountain needleleaf forests, and runoff from these forests is the main contributor to spring river flows in western North America. Utilizing extensive field observations, the effect of needleleaf forest cover on radiation and snowmelt timing was quantified at pine and spruce forest sites and nearby clearings of varying slope and aspect in an eastern Canadian Rocky Mountain headwater basin. Compared with open clearing sites… CONTINUE READING