Avalanche Awareness... Utah Weather Center

Many thanks to Ralph Patterson and informative TA's for educational entertainment refining mindfulness among eccentric students. 

 

Trapezoid Test Calculations

Snow intensity X Snowfall duration = Snow amount

                        micro-physics applied to intensity of snowfall,                                 based on snow crystal growth

                        winter precipitation events start with ice crystals                             forming by heterogeneous nucleation and growth                         through deposition. 

                        ice crystals may continue to grow into snowflakes                             by aggregation and riming

                        consider lapse rate and the melting layer vs. rain

Heuristic Traps... by Ian Mccammon 

Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds by Kenneth Brooks 

Orographic Precipitation in the Wasatch by John Horel