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'''[[Snow Water Equivalent]]''' ('''[[SWE]]''') is a common snowpack measurement. It is the amount of '''[[water]]''' contained within the '''[[snowpack]]'''. It can be thought of as the depth of water that would theoretically result if you melted the entire snowpack instaneously. To determine the depth of '''[[snow]]''' using snow water equivalent and density, use the following formula: ['''[[SWE]]'''] ÷ [Density] = Snow Depth (Density must be in decimal form. For example: 25% = 0.25) '''[[Snow Water Equivalent]]''' ('''[[SWE]]''') is a common snowpack measurement. It is the amount of '''[[water]]''' contained within the '''[[snowpack]]'''. It can be thought of as the depth of water that would theoretically result if you melted the entire snowpack instaneously. To determine the depth of '''[[snow]]''' using snow water equivalent and density, use the following formula: ['''[[SWE]]'''] ÷ [Density] = Snow Depth (Density must be in decimal form. For example: 25% = 0.25)
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Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is a common snowpack measurement. It is the amount of water contained within the snowpack. It can be thought of as the depth of water that would theoretically result if you melted the entire snowpack instaneously. To determine the depth of snow using snow water equivalent and density, use the following formula: [SWE] ÷ [Density] = Snow Depth (Density must be in decimal form. For example: 25% = 0.25)


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