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Basin Geometry and Mountain Snowpack Responses to Climate Change: Data, Code, and Figures

Description: This dataset contains the code and data files needed to produce the analyses and figures in Shea et al. (2021), doi:10.3389/frwa.2021.604275. The data used in this study are derived from publicly available data sets. These include global elevation data, river basin boundaries, climate normals, automated snow pillows, and manual snow course observations. The Cold Regions Hydrological Model (CRHM, v.05/15/19) was used to produce daily estimates of snowmelt for 50 basins using identical elevation ranges and bands, identical accumulation gradients, and identical climate inputs. Only the hypsometry (area-elevation distribution) was varied for each model run. Analysis of hypsometry, climate inputs, and CRHM outputs is given in a Jupyter notebook running Python 3.7.6.
Authors: Shea, Joseph M.; University of Northern British Columbia; ORCID iD
Whitfield, Paul H.; University of Saskatchewan; ORCID iD
Fang, Xing; University of Saskatchewan; ORCID iD
Pomeroy, John; University of Saskatchewan; ORCID iD
Keywords: snow
climate change
Date: 2021-03-18
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
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British Columbia

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West Longitude
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North Latitude
South Latitude
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Shea, J. , Whitfield, P. , Fang, X. , Pomeroy, J. (2021) Basin Geometry and Mountain Snowpack Responses to Climate Change: Data, Code, and Figures. Federated Research Data Repository.