Evaluating the spatial variability of snowpack properties across a northern Colorado basin
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Knowledge of seasonal mountain snowpack distribution and estimates of its snow water equivalent (SWE) can provide insight for water resources forecasting and earth system process understanding, thus, it is important to improve our ability to describe the spatial variability of SWE at the basin scale. The objectives of this thesis are to: (1) develop a reliable method of estimating SWE from snow depth for the Cache la Poudre basin, and (2) characterize the spatial variability of SWE at the basin scale within the Cache la Poudre basin. A combination of field and Natural Resource Conservation ...