The Unusual Nature of Recent Snowpack Declines in the North American Cordillera

@article{Pederson2011TheUN,
  title={The Unusual Nature of Recent Snowpack Declines in the North American Cordillera},
  author={Gregory T Pederson and Stephen T Gray and C. Woodhouse and J. Betancourt and D. Fagre and J. Littell and E. Watson and B. Luckman and L. Graumlich},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={332 - 335}
}
  • Gregory T Pederson, Stephen T Gray, +6 authors L. Graumlich
  • Published 2011
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • The snowpack covering the mountains of western North America has decreased dramatically during the past 50 years. In western North America, snowpack has declined in recent decades, and further losses are projected through the 21st century. Here, we evaluate the uniqueness of recent declines using snowpack reconstructions from 66 tree-ring chronologies in key runoff-generating areas of the Colorado, Columbia, and Missouri River drainages. Over the past millennium, late 20th century snowpack… CONTINUE READING

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