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Does Your Snow Sampler Overmeasure?
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 14:33
|Title||Does Your Snow Sampler Overmeasure?|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||1984|
|Authors||Farnes, Phillip E., and Richards R. P.|
|Conference Name||52nd Annual Western Snow Conference|
|Series Title||Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Western Snow Conference|
|Date Published||April 1984|
|Publisher||Western Snow Conference|
|Conference Location||Sun Valley, Idaho|
If you are using the Standard Federal or Mt. Rose snow tubes and weighing scales to measure snow water equivalent, you are not alone. A large volume of snow data is still obtained by this method, and will continue well into the foreseeable future. As more people begin to rely on automatic sensors for their snow data, it is important to realize that such sensors do not measure the same as the manual core sampler. This discrepancy was the subject of several years of research that went into the Western Snow Conference's Report on Metrication of Manual Snow Sampling Equipment.