Field determination of free water content in wet snow

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Pages1620; # of pages: 5
Subjectsnow (snowfall); compacity; physical properties
AbstractA field method of determining the free water content of snow by measuring the density to which wet snow can be compacted was investigated. Experimental tests show that there is a good relationship between free water content and compacted density especially for settled and coarse spring snow and for water contents above 5 percent. It is considered that the main value of taking compacted densities will be to give information on the physical structure of wet snow during tests.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4110
NPARC number20374935
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Record created2012-07-23
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