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Changing properties of snowpack in the Great Salt Lake basin, western United States, from a 26-year SNOTEL record

Auteurs :
BEDFORD, D.
DOUGLASS, A.

Description :
Daily observations from automated snowpack telemetry (SNOTEL) stations from within the drainage basin of the Great Salt Lake over the period from 1982 to 2007 are analyzed. The major finding is a shift toward an earlier date of peak snow water equivalent (SWE) by around 15 days. This suggests increased chances of late-summer water shortages especially when combined with rapid recent population growth. Less freshwater is likely to be available to flow into the Great Salt Lake, increasing its salinity and potentially affecting its ecology.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
The Professional geographer, issn : 0033-0124, 2008, vol. 60, n°. 3, p. 374-386, nombre de pages : 13, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 24 ref.

Date :
2008

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Cambridge, MA, Blackwell

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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