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Collecting Snow Data

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Two photos are arranged side by side. In the first photo, the photographer stands at the bottom of the snowpit. We can see how deep the snowpit is – about the length of a ski from tip to tail. There is a shelf dug into the side of the pit that holds science gear. Just above the snowpit, we can see a bit of blue sky and a few evergreen trees. In the image on the right, Evan Gohring (USGS scientist) collects snow depth, snow density, and weather data.


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