Snowmelt

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In hydrology, snowmelt is surface runoff produced from melting snow.wikipedia
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Drainage basin

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Predicting snowmelt runoff from a drainage basin may be a part of designing water control projects.
The drainage basin includes all the surface water from rain runoff, snowmelt, and nearby streams that run downslope towards the shared outlet, as well as the groundwater underneath the earth's surface.

Surface runoff

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In hydrology, snowmelt is surface runoff produced from melting snow.
Snow and glacier melt occur only in areas cold enough for these to form permanently.

Water cycle

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Water produced by snowmelt is an important part of the annual water cycle in many parts of the world, in some cases contributing high fractions of the annual runoff in a watershed.

Flood

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Rapid snowmelt can cause flooding.
Although sometimes triggered by events such as flash flooding or snowmelt, urban flooding is a condition, characterized by its repetitive and systemic impacts on communities, that can happen regardless of whether or not affected communities are located within designated floodplains or near any body of water.

Ice

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If the snowmelt is then frozen, very dangerous conditions and accidents can occur, introducing the need for salt to melt the ice.
Snowmelt is an important source of seasonal fresh water.

Hydrology

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In hydrology, snowmelt is surface runoff produced from melting snow.

Snow

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In hydrology, snowmelt is surface runoff produced from melting snow.

Salt

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If the snowmelt is then frozen, very dangerous conditions and accidents can occur, introducing the need for salt to melt the ice.

Snowpack

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These fluxes can act in opposing directions, that is either delivering heat to or removing heat from the snowpack.

Shortwave radio

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Radiation inputs to the snowpack include net shortwave (solar radiation including visible and ultraviolet light) and longwave (infrared) radiation.

Infrared

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Radiation inputs to the snowpack include net shortwave (solar radiation including visible and ultraviolet light) and longwave (infrared) radiation.

Albedo

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Net shortwave radiation is the difference in energy received from the sun and that reflected by the snowpack because of the snowpack albedo.

Black-body radiation

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Longwave radiation is also emitted by the snowpack in the form near-Black-body radiation, where snow has an emissivity between 0.97 and 1.0.

Evaporation

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Latent temperature flux is the energy removed from or delivered to the snowpack which accompanies the mass transfers of evaporation, sublimation, or condensation.

Sublimation (phase transition)

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Latent temperature flux is the energy removed from or delivered to the snowpack which accompanies the mass transfers of evaporation, sublimation, or condensation.

Condensation

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Latent temperature flux is the energy removed from or delivered to the snowpack which accompanies the mass transfers of evaporation, sublimation, or condensation.

Convection

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Sensible heat flux is the heat flux due to convection between the air and snowpack.

Tree

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Tree trunks absorbing sunlight become warmer than the air and cause earlier melting of snow around them.

Trunk (botany)

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Tree trunks absorbing sunlight become warmer than the air and cause earlier melting of snow around them.

Absorption (electromagnetic radiation)

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Tree trunks absorbing sunlight become warmer than the air and cause earlier melting of snow around them.

Sunlight

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Tree trunks absorbing sunlight become warmer than the air and cause earlier melting of snow around them.

Atmosphere of Earth

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Tree trunks absorbing sunlight become warmer than the air and cause earlier melting of snow around them.

North America

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According to some of sources, North American spring ephermal plants like spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), trout lily (Erythronium americanum) and red trillium (Trillium erectum L.) benefit from such thaw circle.

Claytonia

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According to some of sources, North American spring ephermal plants like spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), trout lily (Erythronium americanum) and red trillium (Trillium erectum L.) benefit from such thaw circle.

Erythronium

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According to some of sources, North American spring ephermal plants like spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), trout lily (Erythronium americanum) and red trillium (Trillium erectum L.) benefit from such thaw circle.