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Snow and Frost Depths on North and South SlopesAuthor(s): Richard S. Sartz
Source: Research Note NC-157. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionAspect affects soil frost depth by influencing the amount of solar radiation received at the ground or snow surface. Depending on the conditions, frost can be of equal depth on north and south slopes, deeper on north slopes, or deeper on south slopes. Data illustrate all three conditions
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CitationSartz, Richard S. 1973. Snow and Frost Depths on North and South Slopes. Research Note NC-157. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordssoil frost, frozen ground, snowpack, aspect
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