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    Author(s): Robert C. Musselman; Gene L. Wooldridge; William J. Massman; Richard A. Sommerfeld
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Tinus, Richard W., tech. ed. Interior West Global Change workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-262. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 5-8.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    Description

    Research was conducted to determine wind patterns and snow deposition at a high elevation alpine/subalpine ecotone site using deformation response of trees to prevailing winds. The research has provided detailed maps of wind speed, wind direction, and snow depth as determined from tree deformation. The effects of prevailing wind on tree blowdown at the site have also been described. This research is an example of interaction of biological and physical scientists working together to provide detailed description of an ecosystem response to the atmospheric environment.

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    Citation

    Musselman, Robert C.; Wooldridge, Gene L.; Massman, William J.; Sommerfeld, Richard A.1995. Wind and ecosystem response at the GLEES. In: Tinus, Richard W., tech. ed. Interior West Global Change workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-262. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 5-8.

    Keywords

    wind patterns, snow deposition, ecosystem response, Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site (GLEES)

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