water equivalent


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water equivalent

[′wȯd·ər i′kwiv·ə·lənt]
(meteorology)
The depth of water that would result from the melting of the snowpack or of a snow sample; thus, the water equivalent of a new snowfall is the same as the amount of precipitation represented by that snowfall.

water equivalent

water equivalent
The depth of water that would result from melting a specific quantity of snow, ice, or sleet.
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The NWS and NERFC use modeling as a way, along with measurements from a cadre of observers, to determine how deep the snow is and its water equivalent.
But up and down the state, most counties are seeing snow water equivalents of less than 50 percent of average levels.
The Greenland-sized West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS; rhymes with "race") makes up about 20 percent of Antarctica's surface area and stores the frozen water equivalent of six meters of global sea level.
And would the forecasted increase in tourism justify the creation of 14 golf courses, which, according to some estimates, would need quantities of water equivalent to the annual requirements Limassol?
Iran, a country of 71 million people, is overpumping its aquifers by an average of 5 billion tons of water per year, the water equivalent of one third of its annual grain harvest.
Iran, a country of 70,000,000 people, is overpumping its aquifers by an average of 5,000,000,000 tons per year, the water equivalent of one-third of its annual grain harvest.
approximately 17,000 barrels of cold water equivalent steam was successfully
To stimulate spawning, an amount of water equivalent to 0.
Although no new regulatory action has been taken for perchlorate this year, the EPA adopted in February a new reference dose for perchlorate that sets the Drinking Water equivalent level at 24.
Five weeks after the NAS made its report public, the EPA responded by adopting the NAS dose level and translating it into a drinking water equivalent level of 24 ppb.
As part of their talks to end Iran's nuclear production plans, France, Britain and Germany have offered to build in its place a light water reactor - which is more proliferation-proof than its heavy water equivalent.
I couldn't possibly have given the crop the amount of water equivalent to the record rainfalls of late and it is blindingly obvious that onions like water.

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