H108:
Runoff Generation in Snow Dominated Regions: Connecting Seasonal Snowpacks and Streamflow Response





Session ID#: 29503

Session Description:
Over a billion people worldwide rely on water resources that are derived from snow in mountainous regions. Understanding both the volume of water stored in seasonal snowpacks and its subsequent runoff generation is vital for improved water resource management and planning in these regions. Advances in field measurements, remote sensing observations, and modeling capabilities are critical for linking snowpack information with streamflow response and particularly pertinent to understand how changing snow dynamics will impact future water infrastructure and supply. This session seeks to explore the allocation of snowmelt to various hydrological processes including overland flow, shallow subsurface flow, groundwater recharge, evapotranspiration, and hydrograph separation between the various streamflow components. We invite submissions focusing on the connection between seasonal snowpacks and streamflow response through an improved understanding of runoff generation processes, from the catchment to continental scale.
Primary Convener:  Ryan Webb, University of Colorado, Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Graham A Sexstone, USGS Colorado Water Science Center Denver, Denver, CO, United States, Jessica M Driscoll, National Research Program Lakewood, USGS, Lakewood, CO, United States and Juan Ignacio L√≥pez, IPE-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, and Cryosphere

Cross-Listed:
  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0740 Snowmelt [CRYOSPHERE]
1804 Catchment [HYDROLOGY]
1860 Streamflow [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

John Christopher Hammond1, Adrian Adam Harpold2 and Stephanie K Kampf1, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Denitza D. Voutchkova, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore and Scott N Miller, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Diane Van Hoy1, Taufique H Mahmood2, Tyson Jeannotte1 and Paul E Todhunter3, (1)University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, (2)University of North Dakota, Geology and Geological Engineering, Grand Forks, ND, United States, (3)Univ North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States
Dongyue Li1, Melissa Wrzesien2, Michael T Durand3, Jennifer C Adam4 and Dennis P Lettenmaier1, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)The Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States
Shusen Wang, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Harsh Beria1, Bettina Schaefli1, Natalie C Ceperley1, Anthony Michelon1 and Joshua Larsen1,2, (1)Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, (2)The Univ of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Yohann Alfredo Videla Giering III, University of Chile, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Departament of Geology, Phd program, Santiago, Chile, James P McPhee, Advanced Mining Technology Center, Santiago, Chile and John W Pomeroy, Centre for Hydrology and Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
M. Neil Ward and David A Robinson, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States
Kent Sparrow, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States and Gregory M Fall, NOAA/NWS/OWP, Chanhassen, MN, United States
Sam Miller, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States and Scott N Miller, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Steven R Fassnacht, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Colin A Hale1, Gregory T Carling1, Diego P Fernandez2, Stephen Nelson1, Zachary Aanderud1, David G Tingey1 and Dylan Dastrup1, (1)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (2)University of Utah, Geology & Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Sandeep Shukla, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Water Resource Development & Management, Roorkee, India, Mitthan Lal Kansal, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Department of Water Resource Development & Management, Roorkee, India and Sanjay K. Jain, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Water Resources Systems Division, Roorkee, India
Isabellah von Trapp1, William P Gardner1, Kelsey Jencso1 and Robert Livesay2, (1)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)University of Montana, Corvallis, OR, United States
Gigi A Richard1, John Christopher Hammond2, Stephanie K Kampf2, Craig D Moore1 and Abby Eurich2, (1)Colorado Mesa University, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Grand Junction, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Jacob Schaperow1, Matthew G Cooper2, Sarah Whiting Cooley2, Sarfaraz Alam1, Laurence C Smith2 and Dennis P Lettenmaier2, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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