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Living Snow Fence Case Study: Mountain Lake, 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 Mountain Lake, the fetch distance is 700 meters.


 

 


 

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