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Title: Airflow patterns in a small subalpine basin

Author: Wooldridge, G.; Musselman, R.; Connell, B.; Fox, D.;

Date: 1992

Source: Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 45: 37-41.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A study of mean wind speeds and directions has been completed in the Snowy Range of Southern Wyoming, U.S.A. It was conducted in a subalpine ecosystem at an altitude of 3 200 m to 3 400 m above sea level during the summers of 1988 and 1989. Indexes of deformation and axes of asymmetry due to wind shaping of Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) are related to wind speeds and directions on a 100 m x 100 m grid spacing over the 300 ha research site. Isotach and airflow patterns are drawn to represent climatological near-ground-level winds.

Keywords: subalpine ecosystem, wind speeds, Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa)

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Wooldridge, G.; Musselman, R.; Connell, B.; Fox, D. 1992. Airflow patterns in a small subalpine basin. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 45: 37-41.


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