This research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chris Pacheco (U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service) provided the snow data. P. Fawcett, D. Henderson, K. Redmond, and E. Small provided helpful comments on the manuscript. Undergraduate research assistants F. Hren and M. Duran (UNM) carried out several of the calculations.
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