Mid-latitude Snow Processes, Variability, and Change

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cryosphere Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Truman, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Zachary Suriano
Chairs: Zachary Suriano

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in presenting in this session, please register and submit your abstracts to AAG (following AAG guidelines; http://annualmeeting.aag.org/call_for_submissions), and then email your abstract (200 word limit) and PIN to Zachary Suriano, zsuriano@unomaha.edu, by October 25.


Ephemeral snow cover is an important factor influencing climate, both on the local and global scales. In the middle latitudes, there is relatively high spatial and temporal variability of snow cover, due in part to the diversity of physical and atmospheric processes that accumulate and ablate snow. Understanding these processes is critical to comprehending the forcings behind snow variability, long-term snow trends, and the associated societal and environmental impacts. The focus of this session is on current snow-related research in the mid-latitudes. While papers addressing the physical and atmospheric processes that cause variability/change in snow are of particular interest, we welcome contributions related to all aspects of snow*. This may include in-situ observation, modeling, or analysis of topics such as lake-effect snow, snow cover ablation, snowfall climatology, and snow melt-induced runoff.
*We encourage those with a paper focus on remote sensing applications to utilize the session: "New Developments and Applications in Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice".


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Ellis*, Virginia Tech, Michael Marston, Virginia Tech, Joseph Bahret, Virginia Tech, A simple synoptic approach to assessing cold season lake effects downwind of the North American Great Lakes 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Arthur Samel*, Bowling Green State University, Adam Burnett, Colgate University, Circulation and thermodynamic patterns associated with intense lake effect snowfall over the Tug Hill Plateau of New York State: a case study 20 1:30 PM
Presenter David A Robinson*, Rutgers University, Northern Hemisphere Mid-Latitude Snow Extent Variability During the Satellite Era 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Caleb Pan*, University of Montana, John Kimball, University of Montana, Munkhdavaa Munkhjargal, Heidelberg University, Nathaniel Robinson, University of Montana, Erik Tijedeman, Heidelberg University, Lucas Menzel, Heidelberg University, Peter Kirchner, Southwest Alaska Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, National Park Service, The role of snowmelt events in large annual livestock mortality across Mongolia 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Zachary Suriano*, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Nebraska - Omaha, Daniel J Leathers, Department of Geography, University of Delaware, Dorothy K Hall, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/University of Maryland, Allan Frei, Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York, Contribution of Snowfall from Diverse Synoptic Conditions in the Catskill/Delaware Watershed of New York State 20 2:30 PM

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