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Fortress Mountain Snow Laboratory, Blowing Snow Camera Measurements, and Wind Velocity Data

Description: These data files include airborne blowing snow density measurements using a portable highspeed camera and 432 nm wavelength laser light plane apparatus. Blowing snow measurements were taken in the first 30 mm above the snow surface. Approx 30 cm away in the spanwise direction across the mean wind direction were two Campbell Scientific CSAT3 sonic anemometers situated on a single mast. The anemometers sampled raw measurements at 50 Hz. The height about snow for the two anemometers (Upper=U, Lower=L) varied throughout the season: 20 Nov 2015: U=150 cm L=20 cm ; 4 Dec 2015: U=170 cm L=40 cm ; Dec 7 2015: U=170 cm L=40 cm ; Feb 3 2016: U=155 cm L=25 cm ; Mar 3 2016: U=140 cm L=10 cm

The basin is located in the headwater of Saskatchewan River Basin that provides vital water supplies to the Canadian Prairie Provinces.
Notes: Item exited embargo and became publicly available on 2017-11-01
Authors: Aksamit, Nikolas; University of Saskatchewan
Pomeroy, John; University of Saskatchewan
Keywords: Hydrology
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Canadian Rocky Mountains
Field of Research: 
Earth and related environmental sciences
Publication Date: 2017-12-08
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
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Fortress Mountain Snow Laboratory
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Appears in Collections:Global Water Futures

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Aksamit, N., Pomeroy, J. (2017). Fortress Mountain Snow Laboratory, Blowing Snow Camera Measurements, and Wind Velocity Data. Federated Research Data Repository.