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    Author(s): W. R. Mattoon
    Date: 1909
    Source: Forest Quarterly. 7(3): 245-248.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    The large treeless openings or "parks" in the western yellow pine forests of the southwest, which form a well known characteristic, afford an excellent opportunity for a comparative study of the effect of a forest canopy upon local snow conditions. During the late winter and spring of 1909, the writer had an exceptionally favorable opportunity for observing the progress of snowfall and subsequent melting in a virgin stand of western yellow pine near the base of the San Francisco peaks on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona.

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    Mattoon, W. R. 1909. Measurements of the effects of forest cover upon the conservation of snow waters. Forest Quarterly. 7(3): 245-248.


    forest canopy, snow, western yellow pine, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

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