States Academic Press
Geography, Geology and Earth Science - Geology and Geosciences
Snow hydrology is a specialized field of hydrology that is of particular importance to study the composition, dispersion and movement of snow and ice. Accumulation and melting of snow in watersheds at high altitude and mountain terrain is an important hydrological process and includes mass and energy balance calculations of snow packs over a time. This field is influenced by the location, morphology, vegetation, and redistribution of wind during watershed. Terrestrial measurements, remote sensing, thermatic mapping, radiometer, spectrometer and scanners are used to understand the movements of glaciers and snow. The field aims to understand the density, depth, composition and possible runoff of snow. This book outlines the principles and applications of snow hydrology in detail. It studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of snow hydrology and its utmost significance in modern times. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this book will help the readers understand the modern concepts and applications of the subject.