Improvements in snow sensor installation techniques

TitleImprovements in snow sensor installation techniques
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1990
AuthorsGehrke, F., and Hart D.
Conference Name58th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 58th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1990
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSacramento, California
KeywordsBears, Installation, Snow sensor

Much of the snow zone within the State of California lies at high elevation in remote areas. Increasing demands on the water supply forecasting activity has resulted in the need for accurate and timely mesurement of the current snowpack. Introduction of snow sensors to this environment has resulted in some unique obstacles to maintaining the measurement equipment. This poster paper presents solutions developed by the California Cooperative Snow Surveys program to two of these problems, bear damage to the sensor tanks and waterproof housing for the pressure transducer.