Dependence of new-snow density on slope angle

Yasoichi Endo, Yuji Kominami, Shouji Niwano
1998 Annals of Glaciology  
The mass per unit horizontal area, vertical height and density of new snow accumulated on various slopes of 0° to 75° were measured. Although the mass of new snow on these slopes was nearly the same, vertical height increased and density decreased with increase of slope angle. Differences in heights and densities of new snow due to slope angle were explained by considering both accumulation and densification processes on the slopes.
doi:10.3189/1998aog26-1-14-18 fatcat:rwckhmrbnbgk5lgizytge6xzpe