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Use of radioactive sources in measuring characteristics of snowpacksAuthor(s): Henry W. Anderson; Philip M. McDonald; Lloyd W. Gay
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-011. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionUse of radioactive probes inserted in mountain snowpacks may make possible more accurate appraisal and prediction of snowmelt water. Commercially available gamma and neutron probes were tested for their ability to measure snow density, ice lenses, and the thermal quality of individual layers in the snowpack.
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CitationAnderson, Henry W.; McDonald, Philip M.; Gay, Lloyd W. 1963. Use of radioactive sources in measuring characteristics of snowpacks. Res. Note PSW-RN-011. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p
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