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Term: Density of snow Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the volume which a given quantity of snow would occupy if it were reduced to water, to the volume of the snow. When a snow sampler is used, it is the ratio expressed as percentage of the scale reading on the sampler to the length of the snow core or sample.  NOAAHydrology 

The ratio of the volume of melted snow to the volume of the original, unmelted snow sample.  AMSglossary 

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