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Precipitation events associated with rain and snow on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Canada, are a critical aspect of the regional water cycle. The goal is to characterize the precipitation and weather conditions in the Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, during a field experiment. Mainly dense solid precipitation reached the surface and occurred during downslope and upslope conditions. The precipitation phase has critical implications on the severity of flooding events in the area.
HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4491–4512, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4491-2018

Special issue: Understanding and predicting Earth system and hydrological...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4491–4512, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4491-2018

Research article 23 Aug 2018

Research article | 23 Aug 2018

Precipitation characteristics and associated weather conditions on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies during March–April 2015

Julie M. Thériault et al.

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Precipitation events associated with rain and snow on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Canada, are a critical aspect of the regional water cycle. The goal is to characterize the precipitation and weather conditions in the Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, during a field experiment. Mainly dense solid precipitation reached the surface and occurred during downslope and upslope conditions. The precipitation phase has critical implications on the severity of flooding events in the area.
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