Snow course markers

TitleSnow course markers
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1937
AuthorsParshall, R. L.
Conference Name5th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 5th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJanuary 1938
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part II:
Conference LocationDavis, California
KeywordsSnow survey markers

Masonite strips, 2 x 6 inches in size, were tested to evaluate masonite boards as snow course markers. A strip submerged in water for 30 days increased approximately 0.6 inches in thickness but regained normal thickness upon drying. It is concluded that masonite board painted with an enamel base and a liberal coat of linseed oil on the reverse side will provide satisfactory use for more than 20 years exposure in the mountains where wet and cold conditions exist. This material is light in weight and the printing will not be spoiled by rifle bullets as experienced with the metal and baked enamel signs.