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Term: Water equivalent of snow Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Amount of water that would be obtained by completely melting a snow sample.  WMOHydrology 

The amount of water that would be obtained if the snow sample were completely melted. The snow sample must be obtained from a uniform volume, that is, either by melting snow in a calibrated container (e.g., an 8-in. rain gauge) or determined by weight (e.g., a snow pillow).  AMSglossary 

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