Analysis of Snow Climatology


Project Participants

Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Members

University of Minnesota
Mark Seeley, Professor (Principal Investigator)
Martha Shulski, Graduate Research Assistant
Kenny Blumenfeld, Research Technician
Amy Cecchi, Web Designer

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Dan Gullickson, Living Snow Fence Program Coordinator (TAP lead)
Elizabeth Hobbs, GIS Technical Lead
Ed Fleege, R/WIS Project Administrator
Lou Barrett, Transportation Program Supervisor
Jim Klessig, Implementation Liaison
Craig Schrader, Mn/ROAD Coordinator

USDA - Natural Resource Conservation Service
Paul Flynn, Assistant State Conservationist for Technology

Data and Software Support

Minnesota State Climatology Office and University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
Jim Zandlo, State Climatologist
Greg Spoden, Assistant State Climatologist
Pete Boulay, Assistant State Climatologist
Dave Ruschy, Assistant Scientist

Task Summary Reports

Click here for all 4 task summary reports written throughout the course of this project.


Brandle, J. and Hintz, D. 1987. An ill wind meets a windbreak. Science of Food and Agricuture, Volume 5, Number 4.

DNR-State Climatology Office, ?Minnesota?s Precipitation Climate at the End of the 20th Century,? DNR-WaterTalk, Spring 2000, 17 pp.

Kort, J. 1988. Benefits of windbreaks to forage and field crops. Agricuture Ecosystems and Environment. 22/23: 65-190.

Gullickson, Dan et al. 1999. Catching the Snow with Living Snow Fences. MN/DOT Office of Environmental Services and University of Minnesota Extension Service (MI-7311-S) 140 pp.

Kuehnast E. L., D. G. Baker and J. A. Zandlo, 1982. Climate of Minnesota, Part XIII - Duration and Depth of Snow Cover. Technical Bulletin 333. University of Minnesota, Agricultural Experiment Station.

Tabler, Ronald D., "Design Guidelines for Control of Blowing and Drifting Snow", SHRP-H-381, Strategic Highway Research Program, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1994.

Tabler, Ronald D., 1997. "Recommended Drift Control Measures for Selected Sites in Southern Minnesota", Prepared for MN/DOT by Tabler and Associates, Niwot, Colorado, 111 pp.

Windbreaks for Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service Agriculture Information Bulletin 339.