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Term: Snow survey Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Snow surveys by designated stations are made at regular intervals during the winter months to determine the water equivalent (mm) and depth of the snow pack (cm). 5 points (30 m apart), measurements taken on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 23rd of each month. 10 points (30 m apart), measurements taken on the 1st and 15th days of each month.  CanadaNCA 

Determination of the total amount of snow covering a catchment area or a specific region by measurements of snow depth at many sites.  WMOMeteoterm 

Determination of the total amount of snow covering a drainage basin or a given region.  WMOHydrology 

The process of determining depth and water content of snow at representative points, for example, along a snow course.  AMSglossary 

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