Document type: DU ETD
Collection: Geology Theses  
Title The Heavy Winter Snows of 1972-1973 in the U.S. Southwest
Author(s) Polansky, Michael D.
School/Department Department of Geography
Institution University of Denver
Degree Type Master's
Degree Name M.A.
Type of Resource text
Degree Date August 1974
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Rights Statement All Rights Reserved
Reason for Restrictions No restrictions
Type of Restriction No restrictions
Keyword(s) Geography
Genre Dissertations, Academic
Language English
Abstract The objective of this investigation was to ascertain if there was a dominant weather type which led to the excessive snowfalls in the southwestern United States during the winter of 1972-73. Having identified one, the investigation then describes and portrays the weather type and its associated circulation pattern which produced abnormally high snowfall and compares its activity that year with a relatively normal year in the study area. The research shows that the percentage of widespread snow situations caused by this weather type did not vary markedly from the extreme year to the normal year, i.e. the type was not proportionately more important during the snowier winter. The great variance, however, was in the actual number of occurrences of this weather type during the 1972-73 season as compared to the normal year.
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