volume 59, issue 213, P21-34 2013
DOI: 10.3189/2013jog12j110
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Abstract: ABSTRACT. Historically, there has been considerable interest in establishing the relationship between wind-blown snow flux (Q) and wind speed. By monitoring the drift growth at snow fences in Arctic Alaska during three winters, we computed Q for 36 distinct transport events. Each fence was instrumented with depth sounders to measure deposition rates. The majority of events (31) , where w is wind speed (>5 m s -1 ). We suggest that these bounds, rather than a single equation, provide the best way to estimate …

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