The authors wish to thank Prof. D. M. Gray, Chairman of the Division of Hydrology, for his encouragement and support of this work. Mr. Dell Bayne was instrumental in digitizing the extensive “remarks column” drifting snow data from microfilms of daily synoptic reports of the Atmospheric Environment Service. This study is indebted to the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) of Environment Canada for the years of careful manual observations, the Canadian Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Programme, Climate Research Network (AES), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the authors’ respective institutions for funding provided.
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