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Trends and variability in snowmelt runoff in the western United States

Journal of Hydrometeorology

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DOI: 10.1175/JHM428.1

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Abstract

The timing of snowmelt runoff (SMR) for 84 rivers in the western United States is examined to understand the character of SMR variability and the climate processes that may be driving changes in SMR timing. Results indicate that the timing of SMR for many rivers in the western United States has shifted to earlier in the snowmelt season. This shift occurred as a step change during the mid-1980s in conjunction with a step increase in spring and early-summer atmospheric pressures and temperatures over the western United States. The cause of the step change has not yet been determined. ?? 2005 American Meteorological Society.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Trends and variability in snowmelt runoff in the western United States
Series title:
Journal of Hydrometeorology
DOI:
10.1175/JHM428.1
Volume
6
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
476
Last page:
482
Number of Pages:
7