Improvement of snow survey equipment

TitleImprovement of snow survey equipment
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsCowgill, P. G.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-B:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsSnow safety, Snow sampler maintenance, Snow sampling equipmemt

Orange shellac is considered superior to white shellac for coating snow sampler tubes because of the ease in locating bare or chipped spots. Scotch drafting tape is satisfactory and inexpensive substitute for adhesive tape to cover the inspection ports during the shellacking of the sampler. Fleece lined rubberized gloves were found superior to woolen mittens in the field because of their water proofing qualities and insulation from warm hands on the tubes. An amber plastic face mask is exhibited for protection to the eyes and face.