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 water equivalent is determined by adding a measured amount of warm water to the partially filled Dewar that is at room temperature.
When we came here about two weeks ago the snow was 22 inches deep and the water equivalent was 7.
Given that all three parameters of Snow water equivalent (SWE), Cprecip, and Talar-Cprecip represented the effects of snow in the model, they were added to the input pattern 2 so that the input patterns 3, 4, and 5 were obtained for comparison purposes.
Among its key findings: Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.
It will use reverse osmosis technology to supply fresh water equivalent to the daily amount consumed by approximately 800,000 people.
One of the key findings of the report is that food that is produced but not eaten each year guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.
Each year, food that is produced but not eaten "guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.
4 pumped per year Water Content 5000 1000 500 100 (ppm) Liters of water equivalent pumped per year 250,000 50,000 25,000 5,000 Table 2--Selecting a Suitable Filtration System Annual Fuel Contamination Mass, kg (lb) * Annual Fuel Delivered Fuel ISO Cleanliness Level Consumption, Million Liters 23/21/18 21/19/16 19/17/14 16/14/11 (Million US gal) 25 (6.
Dr Lavers, of the University of Iowa, said the 2009 floods were because of an atmospheric river carrying water equivalent to 4500 times the flow of the River Thames.
DEWA implements several vital infrastructure projects, to secure a reserve of water equivalent to more than two and a half days of daily consumption of the Emirate of Dubai.
An inspiring example is Sainsbury's, which piloted the Carbon Trust Water Standard and saved water equivalent to 393 Olympic-sized swimming pools before the end of March.

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