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Term: Snow board Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A specially constructed board used to identify the surface of snow that has been recently covered by snowfall.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Marker at least 40 centimetres by 40 centimetres which is laid on a previous accumulation of snow, so that freshly fallen snow can be identified and extracted, and its depth measured.  WMOHydrology 

Specially constructed board used to identify the surface of snow or ice that has been covered by more recent snowfall. Snow boards are used as an aid in obtaining representative samples of solid precipitation at times when the catch in the gauge is considered erroneous, for example, in windy weather and wet snow. They provide the reference level for the measurement of new snowfall and ice. They are constructed of thin metal, wood, or other light material so as to not sink in the snow. They should be at least 40 cm by 40 cm and covered with white cloth or plastic.  AMSglossary 

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