- Languages: English, Spanish
- Publish Date: 2011-01-04
- Skill Level: 1 '
- Completion Time: 1.00 - 1.25 h
- Includes Audio: no
- Required Plugins: none
Environment and Society, Hydrology/Flooding
- Included in Courses:
Basic Hydrologic Sciences: International Edition
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Snowmelt is an integral component of the hydrologic forecasting process in many parts of the world. Here, we examine the influences of environmental conditions on snowfall distribution, snowpack structure, snowpack-environment energy exchange, and finally, the rate and amount of snowmelt itself. The fate of snowmelt water after it reaches the ground is also explored.