Some handy kinks for field use

TitleSome handy kinks for field use
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsCowgill, P. S.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJanuary 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I-B:
Conference LocationStanford, California
KeywordsSnow sampler tubes maintenance

Practical field experiences are related, especially for coating duraluminum sampling tubes with orange shellac. Satisfactory results are obtained except where the coating is chipped off due to rough handling in cold weather. Improvements made on the sampling tube carrying cases, to include two storage straps, one for each shoulder to hold the case perpendicular in the center of the back, thus leaving both arms free for poling on skis, and maintaining better balance. Rubberized gloves are found to be a great aid when handling the sampling tubes, thus keeping the hands dry as well as the tubes, thus preventing the tube from becoming warm from handling with bare hands. This prevents water on the tube that freezes to the tubes and causes them to stick to the snow, inside and out. A question and answer session was included.