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Term: Snowpack Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Field of naturally packed snow that usually melts slowly and yields water during the early summer months.  WMOHydrology 

The total snow and ice on the ground, including the new snow, the previous snow and ice which has not melted.  NOAAHydrology 

The total snow and ice on the ground, including both new snow and the previous snow and ice which have not melted.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The accumulation of snow at a given site and time; term to be preferably used in conjunction with the physical and mechanical properties of the snow on the ground. See also snow cover.  IACSSnow 

The total snow and ice on the ground, including both the new snow and the previous snow and ice which has not melted.  NOAA-NWS 

A laterally extensive accumulation of snow on the ground that persists through winter and melts in the spring and summer.  AMSglossary 

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