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Effect of topography on microclimate in southwestern Wisconsin.Author(s): Richard S. Sartz
Source: Research Paper NC-74. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionRidge and coulee terrain has little effect on point rainfall, but snowpack accumulation is affected by degree of slope and aspect. North slopes accumulate about 50% more snow. Soil water depletion is little affected by aspect. South slopes receive more insulation than north slopes, but temperature differences are slight and may result more from wind differences than from aspect. Air drainage has a significant effect on nighttime air temperatures in coulee bottoms.
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CitationSartz, Richard S. 1972. Effect of topography on microclimate in southwestern Wisconsin. Research Paper NC-74. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsrainfall, snowpack, temperature, radiation, soil water
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