publication . Article . 2013

Studying Snowpack-Related Characteristics on Lebanon Mountains

Shaban, Amin; Darwich, Talal; Hage, Mhamad El;
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  • Published: 20 Dec 2013 Journal: International Journal of Water Sciences (issn: 1848-929X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: InTech
Abstract
Water resources in Lebanon are witnessing excessive use and demand for water has increased. Surface water is the most exhausted type of water in Lebanon due to the ease of its exploitation. Among examples of surface water, snow has received attention lately because it represents the major source for rivers, springs and groundwater reservoirs. However, the challenges for the water supply make it necessary to investigate the snow cover on the mountainous regions of Lebanon. Therefore, a number of studies have been conducted, but all emphasized the monitoring of snow cover using satellite imagery, while in-situ investigation of snowpack, including the majority of i...
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