Snowpack data collection in the Mount Hood area using SNOTEL and geomorphic events related to snowmelt
Published:January 01, 2009
Michael L. Strobel, Jon Lea, Matthew J. Brunengo, Paul F. Pedone, 2009. "Snowpack data collection in the Mount Hood area using SNOTEL and geomorphic events related to snowmelt", Volcanoes to Vineyards, Jim E. O’Connor, Rebecca J. Dorsey, Ian P. Madin
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This field trip guide describes a one-day loop from Portland eastward around Mount Hood and returning through the Columbia River Gorge. The purpose is to visit a SNOTEL (SNOwpack TELemetry) site to observe processes and instrumentation applied in automated snowpack data collection, as well as observe geomorphic features related to snowmelt in the western United States. Annual snow accumulation in the higher elevations in the western United States provides a critical source of water for irrigation, hydroelectric power generation, municipal water supplies, and recreation. Snowmelt, however, also can cause various hydrogeologic hazards, such as floods and debris flows.
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This volume contains guides for 33 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region’s geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence (or perhaps sip it from a glass of Pinot!) as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world.