The Governor's Institute
2001 Snow Studies
The mass of snow per unit volume which is equal to the water content of snow divided by its depth
Step One: Take a snow core sample and record the snow height in cm.
Step Two: Carry tube to scale being careful not to spill any of the sample
Step Three: Weigh the snow sample and record in kg.
Step Four: Calculate Density
Density = Mass/ Volume
See Our Data Graphs
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