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Term: Snow depth Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Snow depth is the depth of accumulated snow on the ground, measured at several points that appear representative of the immediate area and then averaged.  CanadaNCA 

The combined total depth of both the old and new snow on the ground.  NOAAHydrology 

The combined total depth of both old and new snow on the ground.  NSIDCCryosphere 

In the firn area, the vertical distance between the glacier surface and the summer surface; outside the firn area, the vertical distance between the glacier surface and the ice surface (which may be superimposed ice or glacier ice) at the time of observation.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

The combined total depth of both the old and new snow on the ground.  NOAA-NWS 

Vertical distance between the surface of a snow layer and the ground, assuming the layer is evenly spread over the ground which it covers. (TR)  WMOHydrology 

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