Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2021

A low-cost method for monitoring snow characteristics at remote field sites

Rosamond J. Tutton and Robert G. Way


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Oct 2020) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
AR by Robert Way on behalf of the Authors (24 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Nov 2020) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
AR by Robert Way on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Snow cover is critical to everyday life for people around the globe. Regular measurements of snow cover usually occur only in larger communities because snow monitoring equipment is costly. In this study, we developed a new low-cost method for estimating snow depth and tested it continuously for 1 year at six remote field locations in coastal Labrador, Canada. Field testing suggests that this new method provides a promising option for researchers in need of a low-cost snow measurement system.