SNOWMELT PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS
Keywords:Glacier, Baroclinicity, Snowmelt, Snowline, Insolation, Density, Parameterization
Snow u a dyn :lmic material which chanee, iu texure and properties almost continuously. Besides
Ihis cha Uen,ina aspect. we are also conce rned with itt role in water supply, recreation. maintenance of environmental
standard. modifyina atmospheric:circulation and also in destructive forces like avalanche and s1ides~ Present
paper dw. witb rollowina l '1p«1J or this subject :
(i) Presentation of specific data and infonnation ilIustratina: pro perti es of snow related phenomena. These
informatimu hIve been collected (rom various literatu re and olhe r materials Including field observation!
col lected by the author,
(ii) Prucntalion of ~odolOlY and results of the following studies :
(a) . deduction or thermal structure of mowpad usine equation of heat trans fer.
(b) den.tty variationJ in time and space. and .
(c) .nowmelt proce sses.
(iil) Identification of sorne problems and outlinine the proposal for furth er studies.
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