A portable profiling snow gage

TitleA portable profiling snow gage
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1974
AuthorsBlincow, D. W., and Dominey S. C.
Conference Name42nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 42nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1974
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationAnchorage, Alaska
KeywordsSnow density, Snow density equipment, Snow measurement, Snow sampling, Snow sampling equipment

The density profile of snow packs has become of increasing interest to snow hydrologists in recent years. Isotopic profiling snow gages have produced excellent data at various snow stations; however, none of these are truly portable (at least to the surveyor on skis);A new easily Portable Profiling Snow Gage has been in use since November 1972, at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory. Fixed tubes were placed at several locations on the snow course and the profile was measured each week at each location. During this past summer, the gage was used on the South Cascade Glacier with a Mt. Rose snow tube instead of fixed tubes.