SNOW COVER IN GREAT BRITAIN

SNOW COVER IN GREAT BRITAIN Topics in dynamical meteorology: 4 - Vorticity and divergence - Pt. I - Theoretical ideas. Weather, 33, pp. 200-211 Topics in dynamical meteorology: 2 - Hydrodynamics (2). Ibid., 33, pp. 80-86 Natural aerodynamics. Pergamon Press SNOW COVER IN GREAT BRITAIN By M. C. JACKSON Meteorological Ofice, Bracknell HEN snow covers more than half of the ground at 0900 GMT, a meteorological observer classifies the day as one with snow lying. Such observations began on a regular basis at a number of observing stations in 1912, at others in 1914, and several stations have maintained a continuous record for the past 60 years. The duration and depth of a snow cover is of great importance to many people and many services: transport and the building industry come readily to mind. The winter sports industry, located mainly in Scotland, depends entirely on snow cover. Therefore it is of considerable value to have available some basic statistics of snow cover anywhere in the country, with guidance on what is likely to occur in the extreme cold and extreme mild winters. It is well known that the incidence of lying snow increases rapidly with increasing altitude, and that the number of days http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Weather Wiley

SNOW COVER IN GREAT BRITAIN

Weather, Volume 33 (8) – Aug 1, 1978

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Wiley
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1978 Royal Meteorological Society
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0043-1656
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1477-8696
DOI
10.1002/j.1477-8696.1978.tb04689.x
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Topics in dynamical meteorology: 4 - Vorticity and divergence - Pt. I - Theoretical ideas. Weather, 33, pp. 200-211 Topics in dynamical meteorology: 2 - Hydrodynamics (2). Ibid., 33, pp. 80-86 Natural aerodynamics. Pergamon Press SNOW COVER IN GREAT BRITAIN By M. C. JACKSON Meteorological Ofice, Bracknell HEN snow covers more than half of the ground at 0900 GMT, a meteorological observer classifies the day as one with snow lying. Such observations began on a regular basis at a number of observing stations in 1912, at others in 1914, and several stations have maintained a continuous record for the past 60 years. The duration and depth of a snow cover is of great importance to many people and many services: transport and the building industry come readily to mind. The winter sports industry, located mainly in Scotland, depends entirely on snow cover. Therefore it is of considerable value to have available some basic statistics of snow cover anywhere in the country, with guidance on what is likely to occur in the extreme cold and extreme mild winters. It is well known that the incidence of lying snow increases rapidly with increasing altitude, and that the number of days

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