Field equipment roundtable

TitleField equipment roundtable
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1933
AuthorsJones, J. E., Lewis G. A., Munson S. M., Clyde G. D., Herz W. J., and Herz F.
Conference Name1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1933
PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsEquipment, snow survey

A round-table discussion is presented relative to the various pieces of equipment used in field snow surveying.George A. Lewis discussed the Mt. Rose Spring Balance, pointing out that excess friction and the lack of initial tension being insufficient for accurate results. He points out the convenience of having 6 ft. lengths of tubing cut into 3 ft. lengths and another coupling added. This facilitates carrying the tubes rather than the 5 ft. sections used in California. The cutters would have to have a harder temper as the ones now in use were bent too easily.Spencer Munson of California discussed the cutters used by that state as being hard enough. Also types of winter clothing was discussed including ski boots and equipment, and care of equipment during the off season.Discussion was had relative to shellac versus wax for snow tubes, to keep the snow from sticking to the bare metal. George Clyde described the Utah aluminum tubes and scales. Fred and Walter Herz discussed ski travel procedures.