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Effect of ashfall on snowmelt rate at Paradise, Mount Rainier, Washington

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Author(s): Bert E. Brown

Category: PUBLICATION
Document Type:
Publisher: Journal of Geophysical Research
Published Year: 1982
Volume: 87
Number: C2
Pages: 1347 to 1350
DOI Identifier: 10.1029/JC087iC02p01347
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Abstract:
Snowpack data and temperature information in the form of degree‚Äźday calculations are analyzed for Paradise, Mt. Rainier, for the weeks following the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The figures are compared with similar computations for the preceding 25 years. The results show that the dark ash layer increased the snowmelt rate by some 40% over what would have been expected from ambient temperatures.

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References Citation:
Brown, B.E., 1982, Effect of ashfall on snowmelt rate at Paradise, Mount Rainier, Washington: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 87, No. C2, pp. 1347-1350, doi: 10.1029/JC087iC02p01347.