Trends in snow water equivalent in the Pacific Northwest and their climatic causes

TitleTrends in snow water equivalent in the Pacific Northwest and their climatic causes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMote, P. W.
JournalGEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume30
Pagination1601
Date PublishedJun
Abstract

Observations of snow water equivalent (SWE) in the Pacific Northwest are examined and compared with variability and trends in temperature and precipitation at nearby climate stations. At most locations, especially below about 1800 m, substantial declines in SWE coincide with significant increases in temperature, and occur in spite of increases in precipitation.

DOI10.1029/2003GL017258