snow water equivalent monitoring Articles

  • Snow studies track changes in water availability

    New analysis of snowpack data by two research groups has changed conventional understanding of the mechanics of snowmelt: Both teams found warmer weather may change the amount of snow as well as how it melts. These studies are important in developing a better understanding of the amount of water available in snow (known as snow-water equivalent). This information can be used to calculate the ...

    By Fluence Corporation

  • What does Vienna’s water supply have to do with the snow depth of the Alps?

    The water supply of the city of Vienna stems from high-source water pipelines of the Lower Austrian-Styrian Alps. Here, snow depth measurements play a major role. In the following, we explain, why this is so relevant and how it is monitored… The snow depth is not only important in ski resorts. Experts estimate that up to 50 percent of annual precipitation falls ...

    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Catchment-scale evaluation of pollution potential of urban snow at two residential catchments in southern Finland

    Despite the crucial role of snow in the hydrological cycle in cold climate conditions, monitoring studies of urban snow quality often lack discussions about the relevance of snow in the catchment-scale runoff management. In this study, measurements of snow quality were conducted at two residential catchments in Espoo, Finland, simultaneously with continuous runoff measurements. The results of ...

    By IWA Publishing

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