Why and How to Study a Snowcover

William O. Pruitt

Abstract


Specialized terminology, duration, thickness, hardness, density of the snowcover of taiga and tundra are described. Methods for detailed study of these characteristics are given, with description and use of simple as well as specialized instruments and techniques in relation to winter ecology of mammals and birds.

Keywords


snow; snowcover; taiga; tundra; snow ecology; winter ecology; boreal ecology; snow instruments; snow terminology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i1.90



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