Why and How to Study a Snowcover

Pruitt, W. O., Jr.

Taiga Biological Station, Department of Zoology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

 

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Pruitt, W.O., Jr. 2005. Why and How to Study a Snowcover. Canadian Field-Naturalist119 (1): 118-128.

 

Abstract

Specialized terminology, duration, thickness, hardness, density of snow cover 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.

Key Words: snow, snowcover, taiga, tundra, snow ecology, winter ecology, boreal ecology, snow instruments, snow terminology.

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