Faster snow melt under trees in the Pacific Northwest can be used for water management

Jessica Lundquist and Susan Dickerson-Lange of UW, use iButton to collect hourly temperature readings over 11 months to map winter temperatures throughout the watershed to track snow accumulation and melt.

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Lundquist and colleges findings: Lower forest denisty enhances snow retention in regions with warmer winters: A global framework developed from plot-scale observations and modeling

Read the article by Michelle Ma, UW News, here: Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild climates



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