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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If the snowpack melts, amount of water that would be released depends on the snow water equivalent (SWE) of the snowpack and the vertical height of the snowpack on the ground is the snow depth.
A mall that saves an average of five per cent of its water consumption can save water equivalent to eight Olympic-size swimming pools, according to the report.
Ang said in a statement that the company, the largest conglomerate in the Philippines, has already saved four billion liters of water equivalent to the daily use of about 137,000 households a year after the project was launched.
In the grand scheme of things, the carbon footprint associated with each litre of tap water is relatively tiny (exact figures are unclear but estimates range from 0.298g-0.79g C02/ litre) compared with things like running a car, for instance (the average new car emits 120.1g C02/km, according to the SMMT New Car Report 2017), and is vastly smaller than that of its bottled water equivalent - so nobody's suggesting a mass tap turn-off.
In the grand scheme of things, the carbon footprint associated with each litre of tap water is relatively tiny (exact figures are unclear but estimates range from 0.298g-0.79g C02/litre) compared with things like running a car, for instance (the average new car emits 120.1g C02/ km, according to the SMMT New Car Report 2017), and is vastly smaller than that of its bottled water equivalent - so nobody's suggesting a mass tap turn-off.
In the grand scheme of things, the carbon footprint associated with each litre of tap water is relatively tiny (exact figures are unclear but estimates range from 0.298g-0.79g C02/litre) compared with things like running a car, for instance (the average new car emits 120.1g C02/km, according to the SMMT New Car Report 2017), and is vastly smaller than that of its bottled water equivalent - so nobody's suggesting a mass tap turn-off.
Water Stewardship - In 2016, with the help of many partners, the company continued to safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equivalent to what is used in finished beverages, amounting to an estimated and approximate 221.7 billion liters per year of water replenished.
In this paper, soil moisture and snow water equivalent simulated from Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) are removed from the TWS changes observed by GRACE to estimate the groundwater variations and characterize their interannual variability.
Equation 3 expands to Equation 4 after solving for the sample heat capacity and taking into account the water equivalent of the calorimeter and the heat capacity of the capsule holding the sample.
On Saturday on the road there was an amount of water equivalent to two reservoir lakes and cars was dragged 500 meters away.
By April 22, the amount of water stored in the snowpack, called the snow water equivalent, was well below the 1981-2010 median.
It's a big deal, in the reservoirs and mountain snowpack." Rogers explained that snowpack data uses an April 1 deadline when estimating water equivalent because the last snow has typically fallen by April 1.

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