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  • Raw snowpack ablation data for Green Lakes Valley, 1993 - 2005.
  • Caine, Nel
  • 1993
  • These data were used in a thesis: Carroll, T. 1974. The water budget of an alpine catchment in central Colorado. M.A. thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder. 124 pp. Lowering of the snowpack surface by ablation (melt) was estimated on a biweekly to weekly basis in the Green Lakes Valley during the summer months. Poles were driven into the snowpack to form transects in several snow-accumulation areas (Arikaree Glacier, Green Lakes 4 and 5, and the Martinelli basin). The height difference (cm) between the snow surface and the top of each pole was recorded. On the subsequent visit the new height difference was recorded and the pole was driven into the snow and the reset height was recorded. Poles in a given transect were relocated as necessary during the course of the season. NOTE: The LTER data portal display does not display important maintenance/log information or other EML metadata features. Please be sure to view the EML file (a text file that contains XML tags) which is included in the zip archive (click on "Download zip archive") pertaining to each dataset. The EML file name will have the following format: knb-lter-nwt.[3 digit dataset number].[version number].xml. Most web browsers can parse the EML so it's easier to read.
  • N: 40.0615      S: 39.9932      E: -105.3753      W: -105.643
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  • doi:10.6073/pasta/80ab080045bbcf64e0277d190978cfec

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