Accession Number:

AD0735696

Title:

The Mountain Snowpack as an Environmental Indicator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1967-31 Aug 1971

Corporate Author:

MONTANA STATE UNIV BOZEMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research program reported upon herein was to gain an improved understanding of the interrelationships existing between the seasonal mountain snowpack and climate and terrain. The field investigations were carried out in the mountains of southwestern Montana over four winter seasons. Most of the studies were conducted in the Bridger Mountain Range near Bozeman, Montana. The investigation evolved into three main areas of emphasis Snowpack accumulation as related to terrain and meteorological factors. Remote sensing of snow surface temperature by infrared radiometry. Study of some of the physical properties of the seasonal mountain snowpack through snowpit sampling.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE