Seasonal Snowcovers: Physics, Chemistry, Hydrology

  • H. G. Jones
  • W. J. Orville-Thomas

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 211)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. S. C. Colbeck
    Pages 1-35
  3. Mark Christon, Patrick Burns, Erik Thompson, Richard Sommerfeld
    Pages 37-62
  4. Robert E. Davis, Jeff Dozier, Ron Perla
    Pages 63-74
  5. Brun Eric, Touvier Francois, Brunot Gilles
    Pages 75-94
  6. Richard A. Sommerfeld, Irving Friedman, Mark Nilles
    Pages 95-105
  7. Jérôme Lafeuille
    Pages 107-117
  8. J. W. Pomeroy, D. H. Male
    Pages 119-140
  9. Jean Stein, Douglas L. Kane, Marcel Prévost, Richard Barry, André P. Plamondon
    Pages 167-178
  10. E. M. Morris
    Pages 179-208
  11. Michel R. Legrand, Robert J. Delmas
    Pages 225-254
  12. D. R. DeWalle
    Pages 255-268
  13. R. C. Bales, M. P. Valdez, G. A. Dawson, D. A. Stanley
    Pages 289-297
  14. Steven H. Cadle, Jean Muhlbaier Dasch
    Pages 299-320
  15. T. D. Davies, P. Brimblecombe, M. Tranter, S. Tsiouris, C. E. Vincent, P. Abrahams et al.
    Pages 337-392
  16. W. Peter Adams, Craig Allan
    Pages 393-466
  17. M. C. English, R. G. Semkin, D. S. Jeffries, P. W. Hazlett, N. W. Foster
    Pages 467-499
  18. M. Tranter, P. W. Abrahams, I. Blackwood, T. D. Davies, P. Brimblecombe, I. P. Thompson et al.
    Pages 575-597
  19. Marcel Prévost, Richard Barry, Jean Stein, André P. Plamondon
    Pages 599-610
  20. Richard P. Hooper, Christine A. Shoemaker
    Pages 625-642
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 727-746

About this book


In recent years, much concern has been expressed on the deleterious effects that anthropogenic emissions of acidic pollutants have on ecosystems of both industrialized countries and remote areas of the world. In many of these regions, seasonal snowcover is a major factor in the transfer of atmospheric pollutants, either to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems or to the more permanent reservoirs of glaciers and ice sheets. The recognition of the role that seasonal snowcovers can thus play in the chemical dynamics of whole ecosystems was recently echoed by the Committee on Glaciology of the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine) which recommended that studies on "Impurities in the snowpack, their discharge into runoff, and management of the problem" be rated at the highest prority level (ref. a). It is in this context that the Advanced Research Institute (ASI) brought together scientists active in the fields of snow physics, snow chemistry and snow hydrology. The programme was structured so as to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on the theories for the chemical evolution of seasonal snowcovers and snowmelt and on the impact of the chemical composition of the meltwaters on the different components of hydrological systems. As a consequence the ASI also attracted participants from potential users of the information that was disseminated; these were particularly concerned with the effects of snowmelt and snowcover on terrestrial biota and those of lakes and streams.


chemistry environment hydrology temperature transport wind

Editors and affiliations

  • H. G. Jones
    • 1
  • W. J. Orville-Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité du QuébecSte-FoyCanada
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Applied ChemistryUniversity of SalfordLancashireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8251-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3947-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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