Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 12, 1121–1135, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1121-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 1121–1135, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1121-2018
Research article
28 Mar 2018
Research article | 28 Mar 2018

Snowmobile impacts on snowpack physical and mechanical properties

Steven R. Fassnacht et al.

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We conducted a series of experiments to determine how snowpack properties change with varying snowmobile traffic. Experiments were initiated at a shallow (30 cm) and deep (120 cm) snow depth at two locations. Except for initiation at 120 cm, snowmobiles significantly changed the density, hardness, ram resistance, and basal layer crystal size. Temperature was not changed. A density change model was developed and tested. The results inform management of lands with snowmobile traffic.