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Term: Snowfall Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Depth of fresh snow deposited on the ground during a specific period.  WMOHydrology 

The depth of new snow that has accumulated since the previous day or since the previous observation.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Pn that does not evaporate or run off must accumulate, contributing to the ice balance I as N. The total runoff is the sum of runoff from snow Qn, runoff from ice and firn Qi and runoff of liquid-water inputs.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

The depth of snow that falls from the air and accumulates on the surface during a stated period. Snowfall excludes the deposition of windborne snow.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

The quantity of snow falling within a given area in a given time.  IACSSnow 

(1) Snow falling. (2) Depth of fresh snow deposited on the ground during a specific period.  WMOMeteoterm 

1. In surface weather observations, usually expressed as centimeters or inches of snow depth per six-hourly period. 2. The accumulation of snow during a specified period of time.  AMSglossary 

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