Quantifying Spatial and Temporal Variability of Snow and Snow Processes

Session ID#: 26575

Session Description:
Snow properties in seasonal and perennial snow environments vary over many orders of spatial and temporal magnitude and at a wide range of scales.  Large variations in bulk properties, such as snow depth, snow water equivalent, and impurity content can occur over distances less than 100 meters and time scales of minutes to hours, complicating measurement and modeling efforts.  Topography and vegetation combine with variability in precipitation, wind, and melt to create a complex distribution of snow properties across the landscape and through time.  This session will focus on studies which quantify spatial and temporal variations in snow and snow-related processes at medium to large scales for a wide range of problems, including snow hydrology, snow avalanches, and remote sensing or modeling efforts.
Primary Convener:  Jeffrey S Deems, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Hans-Peter Marshall, Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, Steven R Fassnacht, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Jesus Revuelto, Météo-France - CNRS, CNRM, CEN Grenoble, France

  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0740 Snowmelt [CRYOSPHERE]
0758 Remote sensing [CRYOSPHERE]
1863 Snow and ice [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Clayton Queen, Kelsey E Nyland and Frederick E Nelson, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, East Lansing, MI, United States
Nicholas E Wayand1, Christopher B. Marsh2, Joseph Shea2 and John W Pomeroy3, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (3)Centre for Hydrology and Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Ryan Webb, University of Colorado, Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Mark W Williams, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Tyler Erickson, Google, Mountain View, CA, United States
Arun Mondal, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States, Venkataraman Lakshmi, University of South Carolina, School of Earth Ocean and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States, Sanjay K. Jain, Scientist, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India, Water Resources Systems Division, Roorkee, India and Prakrut Haresh Kansara, Student, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Achut Parajuli1, Daniel Nadeau1, Francois Anctil1, Annie-Claude Parent1, Benjamin Bouchard1 and Sylvain Jutras2, (1)Laval University, Civil and Water Engineering, Quebec City, QC, Canada, (2)Laval University, Wood and Forest Science, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Nick Rutter1, Melody J Sandells2, Chris Derksen3, Joshua M King4, Peter Toose5, Leanne Mary Wake1 and Tom Watts6, (1)Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1, United Kingdom, (2)Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France, (3)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (5)Environment Canada Toronto, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (6)Northumbria University, Chippenham, United Kingdom
Caixia Cui, Urumqi, China and Junlan Zhang, Xinjiang meteorological station, Urumqi, China
Michaela Teich1, Pascal Hagenmuller2, Peter Bebi3, Michael J Jenkins1, Andrew D Giunta1 and Martin Schneebeli3, (1)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Météo-France - CNRS CNRM/CEN UMR 3589, Grenoble, France, (3)WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Masahiro Hori1, Konosuke Sugiura2, Kazufumi Kobayashi3, Teruo Aoki4, Tomonori Tanikawa5, Masashi Niwano5 and Hiroyuki Enomoto6, (1)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, (2)University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan, (3)Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, (4)Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, (5)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (6)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Keisuke Suzuki, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
Zachary James Suriano and Daniel J Leathers, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Alexandra Pulwicki1, Gwenn E Flowers1 and Valentina Radic2, (1)Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, (2)University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jeffrey Scott Schmidt, Lakewood, CO, United States; University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography, Boulder, CO, United States, Graham A Sexstone, Colorado State University, EASC - Watershed Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Mark C Serreze, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Graham A Sexstone, USGS Colorado Water Science Center Denver, Denver, CO, United States, Colin A Penn, USGS Colorado Water Science Center Lakewood, Lakewood, CO, United States, David W Clow, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States, David Moeser, USGS New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Glen E Liston, Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Fort Collins, CO, United States
Kate Baustian, Summer Rupper and Richard R Forster, University of Utah, Department of Geography, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Tessa Maurer1, Francesco Avanzi1, Carlos Oroza1, Sami Andrew Malek1, Steven D Glaser1, Roger C Bales1,2 and Martha H Conklin2, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States
William Ryan Currier1, Mazzotti Giulia2, Justin M Pflug1, Tobias Jonas3 and Lundquist Jessica4, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland, (3)SLF / WSL, Davos Dorf, Switzerland, (4)University of Washington, Seattle, United States
Yifan Zhou, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, Mukesh Kumar, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States and Timothy E Link, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States
Todd Redpath, University of Otago, School of Surveying & Department of Geography, Dunedin, New Zealand, Pascal J Sirguey, University of Otago, School of Surveying, Dunedin, New Zealand, Nicolas J Cullen, University of Otago, Department of Geography, Dunedin, New Zealand and Sean Fitzsimons, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Sirpa Rasmus1,2, Minna Turunen1, Bruce C. Forbes1, Kirsti Jylhä3, Sauli Laaksonen4 and Masoud Irannezhad5, (1)University of Lapland, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, (2)University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland, (3)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (4)University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, Finland, (5)University Of Oulu, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Group, Oulu, Finland
Jean Emmanuel Sicart1, Victor Ramseyer2, Yves Lejeune3, Richard Essery4, Clare Webster5 and Nick Rutter5, (1)IRD/UJF-Grenoble/CNRS/G-INP, Grenoble, France, (2)University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, (3)Centre d'Etude de la Neige, Saint Martin d'Hères, France, (4)Univ of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (5)Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1, United Kingdom
Simon Filhol, Norbert Pirk, Thomas Schuler and John Faulkner Burkhart, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Andrew George Klein and Shubhechchha Thapa, Texas A&M University College Station, Geography, College Station, TX, United States
Akihiko Sasaki and Keisuke Suzuki, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
Daniel McGrath, Colorado State University, Geosciences Department, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Louis Sass, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States, Shad O'Neel, USGS, Anchorage, AK, United States, Chris McNeil, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Salvatore G Candela, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK, United States and Emily Hewitt Baker, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Brady Ross, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Yeosang Yoon1, Sujay Kumar2, David M Mocko1, Robert I Rosenberg1, Yonghwan Kwon3, Barton A Forman3 and Benjamin F Zaitchik4, (1)NASA GSFC/SAIC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Ian Wesley Bolliger, University of California Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group, Berkeley, CA, United States and Noah P Molotch, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Ryley Hill, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, Wendy M Calvin, Univ of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States and Adrian Harpold, University of Nevada Reno, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Reno, NV, United States
Richard E J Kelly, Nastaran Saberi and Qinghuan Li, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Gabriel J Wolken1,2, Katreen Wikstrom Jones1 and Community Snow Observers, (1)Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Tate Meehan1, Hans-Peter Marshall1, John Bradford1, Robert L Hawley2, Erich C Osterberg2, Forrest McCarthy3, Gabriel Lewis2 and Karina Graeter4, (1)Boise State University, Department of Geosciences, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Department of Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Arctic Field Leader, Jackson, WY, United States, (4)Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States
Patrick D Broxton, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources, Tucson, AZ, United States, Wim van Leeuwen, Houston, TX, United States and Joel A Biederman, Agricultural Research Service Tucson, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ, United States
Adam H Winstral, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland and Tobias Jonas, SLF / WSL, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Russell J Qualls and Craig Woodruff, University of Idaho, Biological Engineering, Moscow, ID, United States
Sujata Dhakal, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal and Sunal Ojha, Kathmandu University, School of Engineering, Dhulikhel, Nepal
Juan Ignacio López1, Alba Sanmiguel1, Esteban Alonso-González1, Ibai Rico2, Francisco Navarro-Serrano1 and Jesus Revuelto3, (1)IPE-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain, (2)Basque Country University, Vitoria, Spain, (3)Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Zaragoza, Spain
Kelly Kochanski1, Clea Bertholet1, Robert S Anderson2 and Gregory E Tucker3, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Department of Geological Sciences and INSTAAR, Boulder, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Simon Gascoin1, Manuel Grizonnet2, Wassim Mohamed Baba3, Olivier Hagolle3, Abbas Fayad3, Stephane Mermoz3, Christophe Kinnard4, Karbou Fatima5, Lionel Jarlan3 and Lahoucine Hanich6, (1)CNRS, Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere (CESBIO), Paris Cedex 16, France, (2)CNES French National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, (3)Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere, Toulouse Cedex 9, France, (4)University of Quebec, Environmental Sciences, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, (5)Météo-France/CNRS, CNRM, Centre d'Etude de la Neige, Grenoble, France, (6)Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco

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