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How Much Snow Is On The Ground?
2012-02-14 04:12:43

Will lasers and GPS technology finally enable accurate measurement of snowfall? Equipped with specialized lasers and GPS technology, scientists are working to address a critical wintertime weather challenge: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground. Transportation crews, water managers and others who make vital safety decisions need precise measurements of how snow depth varies across wide areas. But traditional measuring devices such as snow gauges and yardsticks...


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2009-07-06 18:17:29

A snow gauge is an instrument used in meteorology to gather and measure the amount of solid precipitation (as opposed to liquid precipitation that is measured by a rain gauge) over a period of time. A snow gauge has two parts: the copper catchment container and the funnel shaped gauge itself. The actual gauge is mounted on a pipe that is about 4 ft. 11 in. high. The gauge itself is about 20.25 inches long. Snowfall is measured by how much falls into the gauge. When snow has fallen, the...

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