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Living Snow Fence Case Study: Gaylord, MN
  Introduction
  Snowfall
  Wind Direction
Fetch Distance
  Snow Water Equiv.
  Snow Transport
  Porosity
  Attack Angle
  Setback
  Conclusions
  References



The fetch distance is used later to calculate mean seasonal snow transport, a variable used to find the ideal snow fence setback.

Fetch can be described as the length of an area that is contributing to blowing snow to a downwind location (Tabler, 1994). The upwind boundary may consist of a large ditch, tree line, or farmstead.

For the case study at Gaylord, the fetch distance is 1,280 meters.


 

 


 

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