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Term: Ram penetrometer Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A cone-tipped metal rod designed to be driven downward into deposited snow. The measured amount of force required to drive the rod a given distance is an indication of the ram resistance of the snow (see snow hardness). (Swiss rammsondecone tip angle 60  IACSSnow 

A cone-tipped metal rod designed to be driven downward into deposited snow or firn. The measured amount of force required to drive the rod a given distance is an indication of the physical properties of the snow or firn. (Also called ramsonde.)  AMSglossary 

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