Principles of Snow Hydrology describes the factors that control the accumulation, melting and runoff of water from seasonal snowpacks over the surface of the earth. The book addresses not only the basic principles governing snow in the hydrologic cycle, but also the latest applications of remote sensing, and techniques for modeling streamflow from snowmelt across large mixed land-use river basins. Individual chapters are devoted to climatology and distribution of snow, snowpack energy exchange, snow chemistry, ground-based measurements and remote sensing of snowpack characteristics, snowpack management, and modeling snowmelt runoff. Many chapters have review questions and problems with solutions available online. This book is a reference book for practicing water resources managers and a text for advanced hydrology and water resources courses which span fields such as engineering, earth sciences, meteorology, biogeochemistry, forestry and range management, and water resources planning.
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Snow climatology and snow distribution; 3. Snowpack condition; 4. Ground-based snowfall and snowpack measurements; 5. Remote sensing of the snowpack; 6. Snowpack energy exchange: basic theory; 7. Snowpack energy exchange: topographic and forest effects; 8. Snowfall, snowpack and meltwater chemistry; 9. Snowmelt runoff processes; 10. Modelling snowmelt runoff; 11. Snowmelt Runoff Model (SRM); 12. Snowpack management and modifications; Appendices; Index.
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