Event Title

Atlas of Maine: Annual Snowfall and Ski Mountains across Maine

Presenter Information

Hannah Twombly, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

This map demonstrates the average annual snowfall (sourced from NOAA) in various towns and cities across Maine, while also noting the locations of all of the Ski Mountains listed in the Ski Maine website. The purpose of compiling this data is to show which areas of Maine get the most snowfall on average in comparison to the locations of Ski Mountains across the state. Although the color ramp gives us a good idea of the general number of inches of snowfall, the snowflake symbol paired with the inches gives a more accurate perception of the actual accumulation of snowfall. This map was created by digitizing various points (towns and mountain locations) and interpolating the towns and snowfall data to create a raster layer with a cell size of 26 in order to create a continuous gradient that provides a visual representation of snowfall. Projected Coordinate System used: NAD83 UTM Zone 19N.

Faculty Sponsor

Philip Nyhus

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1472

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Atlas of Maine: Annual Snowfall and Ski Mountains across Maine

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

This map demonstrates the average annual snowfall (sourced from NOAA) in various towns and cities across Maine, while also noting the locations of all of the Ski Mountains listed in the Ski Maine website. The purpose of compiling this data is to show which areas of Maine get the most snowfall on average in comparison to the locations of Ski Mountains across the state. Although the color ramp gives us a good idea of the general number of inches of snowfall, the snowflake symbol paired with the inches gives a more accurate perception of the actual accumulation of snowfall. This map was created by digitizing various points (towns and mountain locations) and interpolating the towns and snowfall data to create a raster layer with a cell size of 26 in order to create a continuous gradient that provides a visual representation of snowfall. Projected Coordinate System used: NAD83 UTM Zone 19N.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/147