Why Measuring Snow Density Matters

Dostie, Craig
December 2011
Avalanche Review;Dec2011, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p7
Academic Journal
The article explains the importance of measuring snow density. The common reasons why it is important to know the density of snow are to enhance understanding of the snow pack for avalanche hazard prediction on a particular slope, estimating the amount of water in the snowpack and knowing the snow density as a percent. It explains that percent snow is a measure of porosity while the snow density is the mass per unit volume.


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