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Jessica D. Lundquist, Susan E. Dickerson-Lange, James A. Lutz and Nicoleta C. Cristea Lower forest density enhances snow retention in regions with warmer winters: A global framework developed from plot-scale observations and modeling Water Resources Research 49

Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20504

Key Points

  • Snow lasts longer under forests in colder locations.
  • Snow lasts longer in clearings in warmer locations.
  • This shift occurs because longwave irradiance becomes more important.

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