Persistence of Topographic Controls on the Spatial Distribution of Snow in Rugged Mountain Terrain , Colorado , USA

@inproceedings{Erickson2003PersistenceOT,
  title={Persistence of Topographic Controls on the Spatial Distribution of Snow in Rugged Mountain Terrain , Colorado , USA},
  author={Tyler A. Erickson and Mark W. Williams},
  year={2003}
}
We model the spatial distribution of snow depth across a wind-dominated alpine basin using a geostatistical approach with a complex variable mean. Snow depth surveys were conducted at maximum accumulation from 1997 through 2003 in the 2.3-km2 Green Lakes Valley (GLV) watershed in Colorado. We model snow depth as a random function that can be decomposed into a deterministic trend and a stochastic residual. Three snow depth trends were considered, di¤ering in how they model the e¤ect of terrain… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 REFERENCES

Snowpack in‡uences on geomorphic processes in Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range

  • N. Caine
  • Geographical Journal,
  • 1995
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Distributed snowmelt simulations in an alpine catchment 1. Model evaluation on the basis of snow cover patterns

  • G. Blöschl, R. Kirnbauer, D. Gutknecht
  • Water Resources Research,
  • 1991
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Comparison of spatial interpolation methods for estimating snow distribution in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

  • J. Erxleben, K. Elder, R. Davis
  • Hydrological Processes,
  • 2002
3 Excerpts

Towards a snow-depth distribution model in a heterogeneous subalpine forest using a Landsat TM image and an aerial photograph

  • M. Stähli, J. Schaper
  • Papritz
  • 2002

Comparison of snow deposition, the snow cover energy balance, and snowmelt at two sites in a semiarid mountain basin

  • D. Marks
  • Winstral
  • 2001

Spatial scaling of hydrological and biogeochemical aspects of high-altitude catchments in the Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A., Arctic

  • A. Leydecker, J. O. Sickman, J. M. Melack
  • Antarctic, and Alpine Research,
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…