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Term: Depth of snow Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Vertical distance between the top surface of a snow layer and the ground beneath; the layer is assumed to be evenly spread over the ground which it covers.  WMOMeteoterm 

Vertical interval between the top surface of a snow layer and the ground beneath; the layer is assumed to be evenly spread over the ground which it covers.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Vertical distance between the top of a snow layer and the horizontal ground beneath. The layer is assumed to be evenly spread on the surface. When the snow is not uniformly distributed, snow depth is measured by taking an average of multiple measurements  AMSglossary 

The vertical distance between the surface of a snow layer and the ground or ice beneath; average or representative depth for the area.  SPRI 

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