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dc.contributor.authorChambers, Matthew D.eng
dc.contributor.authorBerger, Cynthia L.eng
dc.contributor.authorLupo, Anthony R., 1966-eng
dc.contributor.authorBrowning, Petereng
dc.contributor.authorBodner, Michaeleng
dc.contributor.authorRayburn, Christopher C.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). School of Natural Resources. Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences.eng
dc.date.issued2003-01eng
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study was to develop a 50-year statistical climatology of snowfall occurrences using data from a dense network of cooperative station observations covering northwest and central Missouri, and these records were provided by the Missouri Climate Center. This included a study of the long term trends and interannual variability in snowfall occurrence as related to sea surface temperature variations in the Pacific Ocean basin associated with the El Nino and Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the North Pacific Oscillation (NPO). These trends and variations were then related to four synoptic-scale flow regimes that produce these snowfalls in the Midwest. The results demonstrate that during the snowfall season (Oct - April) the northwest Missouri region can expect about eight snowfall events which produce three or more inches of accumulation. While no significant long-term trend in overall snowfall occurrence was found, a decrease in the number of extreme events (10 or more inches) was noted. Also, fewer snowfall events were found during El Nino years, while more heavy snowfall events occurred during "neutral" years, and these results could be related to synoptic- scale variability. A closer examination of the results demonstrated that El Nino/La Nina related variability in snowfall occurrence was superimposed on longer-term NPO-related variability.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Cooperative program for Operational Meteorological Education and Training (COMET) Outreach Programunder award # 98115921.eng
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Geography volume 24eng
dc.identifier.issn0272-3646eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2464eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherV. H. Winston and Son Inc.eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionSoil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. School of Natural Resources. Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Scienceseng
dc.source.urihttp://solberg.snr.missouri.edu/gcc/eng
dc.subjectInterannual variabilityeng
dc.subjectsnowfallseng
dc.subject.lcshClimatologyeng
dc.subject.lcshSouthern oscillationeng
dc.subject.lcshClimatic changeseng
dc.subject.lcshEl Niño Currenteng
dc.subject.lcshOscillationseng
dc.subject.lcshSnoweng
dc.titleA Climatology of Northwest Missouri Snowfall Events: Long Term Trends and Interannual Variability.eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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