AuthorPlasencia, Douglas Jon,1960-
Committee ChairFfolliott, Peter F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis snow hydrology study was based on measurements taken on the South Fork of the Thomas Creek Watershed, near Alpine, Arizona, during the 1982 and 1983 snow seasons. The objectives of this study were to quantify mathematical expressions of snow pack dynamics at peak accumulation for the mixed-conifer forests of Arizona, and to develop watershed management parameters that could be used to optimize specific water resource objectives. Results from this study suggest that increasing potential solar radiation and the size of openings in a forest will enhance the ability of a forest opening to accumulate snow. Further, by controlling the relative size of the opening, a watershed manager could possibly control the timing and peak discharge in streams resulting from snowmelt runoff.
Degree ProgramRenewable Natural Resources