Snow-drift Redistribution as the Main Factor of Regulation of Water Availability for Forest Cultures in Steppe Conditions

The applicability and necessity of analysis of snow-drift redistribution features for optimizing moisture availability for both forest cultures and adjacent territories are recommended while creating artificially-planted protective forest belts in previously tree-less territories. The average distance traveled by individual snowflakes by wind, which usually does not exceed several hundred meters, is the most important parameter of snow cover formation.