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Title: Summary of ground-based snow measurements for the Northeastern United States
Authors: Engel, Chandler S.
Hastings, Rachel L.
Giovando, Jeremy J.
Gabel, Eric P.
Duncan, Caroline R.
Dahl, Travis A.
Keywords: Hydrology
New England
Northeastern States
Snow depth
Snow Water Equivalent
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC SR-22-1
Abstract: Snow is an important resource for both communities and ecosystems of the Northeastern United States. Both flood risk management and water supply forecasts for major municipalities, including New York City, depend on the collection of snowpack information. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to summarize all of the snowpack data from ground-based networks currently available in the Northeast. The collection of snow-depth and snow water equivalent information extends back several decades, and there are over 2,200 active sites across the region. Sites are distributed across the entire range of elevations in the region. The number of locations collecting snow information has increased substantially in the last 20 years, primarily from the expansion of the CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow) network. Our summary of regional snow measurement locations provides a foundation for future studies and analysis, including a template for other regions of the United States.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC SR-22-1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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