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Living Snow Fence Case Study: Mountain Lake, MN
  Wind Direction
  Fetch Distance
  Snow Water Equiv.
  Snow Transport
  Attack Angle

It is necessary to find the mean snowfall in order to calculate the mean seasonal snow transport in a later step.

The snow accumulation season (SAS) is delimited by the dates when average air temperature reaches 0° C, as computed from mean monthly temperatures.

Snowfall over the SAS is the mean monthly snowfall total over the dates of the snow accumulation season.

The 1971-2000 mean snowfall over the SAS is found on the map at right. Mountain Lake is denoted by the star.

The mean snowfall for this case study is 28 inches, or 0.711 meters.


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