Snow Accumulation and Disappearance in Lodgepole Pine Clearcut Blocks in Wyoming

Author: Berndt, H. W.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 63, Number 2, 1 February 1965 , pp. 88-91(4)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Abstract:

In the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, clearcutting mature lodgepole pine in blocks of 5, 10, and 20 acres increased peak snow accumulation over that of uncut stands. Greatest response to clearcutting was found in the east aspect. Greatest influence of clearcut block size on snow accumulation occurred on the south aspect. On south and east aspects, snow disappearance was similar on all clearcut blocks.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., with Central Headquarters at Fort Collins in cooperation with Colorado State University

Publication date: February 1, 1965

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