Study of Snow Density Across Canada

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 104
Physical description16 p.
AbstractThis report analyzes the snow density observations taken at selected stations across Canada under the auspices of the National Research Council and the Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics. It was found that snow density distribution diagrams for exposed stations approximate a normal distribution, whereas the distribution diagrams varied with individual sites for sheltered stations. An analysis of density changes with depth and time indicates that the major densification of snow takes place in the surface layers. Snow densification below 6 inches occurs at a gradual rate which is approximately the same for all stations. More detailed studies are needed to analyse fully snow density depth-time changes.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7878
NPARC number20337891
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Record created2012-07-19
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