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Reijo Solantie (email), Kari Ahti

Säätekijöiden vaikutus Etelä-Suomen lumituhoihin v. 1959.

Solantie R., Ahti K. (1980). Säätekijöiden vaikutus Etelä-Suomen lumituhoihin v. 1959. Silva Fennica vol. 14 no. 4 article id 5088. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15029

English title: The influence of weather on the snow damages for forests in Southern Finland in 1959


Snow and rime, attached to branches of conifers, seriously damaged forests in a region of 11,000 km2 in Southern Finland during a passage of two nearly occluded cyclones in 1959. The roles of different weather elements were studied by considering the variations occurring in them over this region and its surroundings. Damage occurred only inside an accentuated pattern of copious orographic precipitation. Precipitation only became attached to and retained on branches in such parts of the area where temperature varied on both sides of freezing point but did not exceed 0.6°C. Furthermore, damage only occurred in forests where rime formed (above a certain level and on sloping towards the prevailing wind).

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Original keywords
Etelä-Suomi; lumituhot; sääolosuhteet; sääilmiöt; huurre

English keywords
snow damage; rime; weather conditions; Southern Finland; orographic precipitation

Published in 1980

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