Latent cooling of atmosphere as an indicator of lowered snow line: Case study from Planica and Vrata valleys

Keywords: lowered snow line, mountain climate, local climate, snow precipitation, Vrata Valley, Planica Valley, Slovenia, geography

Abstract

A lowered snow line in Alpine valleys as a local weather phenomenon often varies from one valley to another. The relief morphology of the valleys and the intensity of precipitation play a crucial role in the variation. In Slovenia certain valleys are more susceptible to this phenomenon than others, one such example being the Planica Valley. This article examines the occurrence of a lowered snow line in the Planica Valley and the Vrata Valley during the winter seasons of 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. Precipitation events accompanying the occurrence of a lowered snow line were analyzed, and data on temperature and precipitation were included in the analysis. Results showed a striking degree of congruence of the phenomenon in both valleys.

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2021-07-28
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Strle D, Ogrin M. Latent cooling of atmosphere as an indicator of lowered snow line: Case study from Planica and Vrata valleys. AGS [Internet]. 2021Jul.28 [cited 2021Sep.24];61(1):7–23. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/8573