Snow Concentration and Effective Air Density During Snow-Falls

Malcolm Mellor
1983 Journal of Glaciology  
The mass concentration of falling snow ρ s can be estimated from the snow-fall rate (accumulation rate) q v if there is no significant wind. Limited data show only a weak relation between fall velocity u t and q v (with q v in g/cm2 h). Consequently there is a strong correlation (r 2 = 0.97) between ρ s and q v (with q v in g/cm2 h). A simple relation of this kind is of practical value for certain technical purposes, and more data would be welcome.
doi:10.3189/s0022143000030410 fatcat:xh7swk5jcbhl3ciz62kjb4raza