Improvements in snow-surveying apparatus

TitleImprovements in snow-surveying apparatus
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1934
AuthorsJones, J. E.
Conference Name2nd Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 2nd Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1934
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions 15:
Conference LocationBerkeley, California
KeywordsSnow sampling equipment

The Utah improvements on the Mt. Rose snow sampler by using duraluminum alloy tubing and a cheaper cutting bit and a tubular scale are described. All improvements were made for lightness, cheapness and back-packing facility. The use of the lighter tubing in constructing the sampler allows for a shorter tubular scale without sacrificing accuracy. Snow survey shelter cabins located strategically near the snow course is recommended for safety of the field parties.A discussion by S.P. Ferguson of Blue Hill Observatory relative to the original design of the Mt. rose sampling equipment is included and his recommendations for the new design of sampling tubes and scales now that duraluminum alloy tubing has become available in the correct sizes, and of equal strength.