Proposed metric snow samplers

TitleProposed metric snow samplers
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1980
AuthorsFarnes, P. E., Goodison B. E., Peterson N. R., and Richards R. P.
Conference Name48th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 48th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1980
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationLaramie, Wyoming
KeywordsEquipment, Metrication, Snow sampling, Snow Water Equivalent

In June 1978 the Western Snow Conference selected a committee to develop a plan and criteria for unified development and testing of metric snow samplers. The proposed design of metric snow samplers is presented. Field meaasurements made both with existing and proposed snow sampling equipment are tabulated. Comparisons between different cutters and the accuracy of each based on 1978-79 data are presented. Criteria for the proposed metric snow samplers and procedures that can be used to modify present equipment are discussed.