/ Snowpack, weak layer model

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david000 - on 29 Nov 2016
Nor sure if this is of interest, but quite education if you are into snow science:

A series of Images of an snowpack scan from the Swiss SLF which is 3d printed, scaled up. The large crystals in the middle are buried surface hoar with 'normal' snowpack top and bottom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVmZT6J2KcA

doz on 30 Nov 2016
In reply to david000:

Na....that's just a square bit of cauliflower
david000 - on 30 Nov 2016
In reply to doz:
LOL, it would have been cheaper to do it in cauliflower. I'm hoping to do a series showing different snowpack variations but waiting on the data.
aligibb - on 04 Dec 2016
In reply to david000:

Very interesting, will look forward to seeing the next one!
Dave Kerr - on 04 Dec 2016
In reply to david000:

Interesting though that is, does it tell us anything of practical use?
Hyphin - on 04 Dec 2016
In reply to Dave Kerr:

> Interesting though that is, does it tell us anything of practical use?

..... that you now need to add an electron microscope and 3D printer to you winter safety kit..
david000 - on 05 Dec 2016
In reply to Dave Kerr:

I guess it depends on at what stage you are in your understanding of snow-pack. Sometimes the theory makes sense, but a visual model can help put it into perspective so as an educational tool I think it can be helpful.
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