Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
15 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2016

Intercomparison of snow density measurements: bias, precision, and vertical resolution

Martin Proksch, Nick Rutter, Charles Fierz, and Martin Schneebeli


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AR by Martin Proksch on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (03 Dec 2015) by Florent Dominé
AR by Martin Proksch on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2016) by Florent Dominé
Short summary
Density is a fundamental property of porous media such as snow. During the MicroSnow Davos 2014 workshop, different approaches (box-, wedge- and cylinder-type density cutters, micro-computed tomography) to measure snow density were applied in a controlled laboratory environment and in the field. In general, results suggest that snow densities measured by different methods agree within 9 %. However, the density profiles resolved by the measurement methods differed considerably.