quality of snow

quality of snow

[′kwäl·əd·ē əv ′snō]
(meteorology)
The amount of ice in a snow sample expressed as a percent of the weight of the sample. Also known as thermal quality of snow.
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Brandes also raised questions about rising water rates and the quality of snow removal, and suggested the village launch a leaf pickup program.
For example, the Inuit Eskimos have more than 30 words and expressions to describe every quality of snow: from the size of the snow particles, to how the snow falls, to what kinds of formations the snow makes, to the qualities of the crust on top of the snow.
However, the success of snowshoeing depends on the quality of snow and weather conditions.
The degree to which it remains or is mitigated as a safety factor has everything to do with the speed and quality of snow removal.
How might this data be used to select man-made materials that could mimic the sound attenuation quality of snow? Is the looseness of snow with its air spaces the best kind of attenuator of sound?
The magazine's algorithm measures the PAF (Pure Awesomeness Factor) with a combination of data that includes total vertical drop, skitown ambience and quality of snow. Top-ranked is Jackson Hole, Wyo., with the highest vertical drop (4,139 feet) and a summit that reaches 10,450 feet.
(2) Calculated based on the assumption that a fully-charged Yukios e was used for removal of 20cm-high fresh snow on a paved surface (based on Honda internal research, the measurement value will vary depending on the quality of snow and other conditions).
However, it wasn't long before words of praise for the admirable five-year-old flowed from her trainer's lips as he basked in the Leopardstown sunshine and took in the quality of Snow Fairy's performance which saw her smash the 1m2f track record.
"[It's] Very good quality of snow --light snow, good powder snow," Karam said, adding that even though the storm will continue through Friday morning the resort will be open for the weekend," he said.
WORCESTER - While some people complained bitterly this winter about the quality of snow removal from city streets, how much worse might things have been if they weren't living in a community whose best practices are the subject of a national award.
The amount of moisture in the air, called --, can affect the quality of snow as it falls.
But if word gets out about the quality of snow here there might be many more visitors to the fjords during winter - but, hopefully, not 50,000 everyday.

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