Brooks-Range Scientist Snow Density Gauge 200
4.4 ounces (125 grams)
1.5 x 8.625 inches (3.8 x 21.9 centimeters)
The Brooks-Range Scientist Snow Density Gauge 200 is a compact and highly accurate device modeled on the gauge currently in use by the National Weather Service. The Brooks-Range Scientist Snow Density Gauge is designed to accurately measure water density in snowpack via a specially constructed aluminum tube with a serrated cutter fitted to one end. The gauge operates on the principal of mass balance, based on a sample size of 200 cubic centimeters at 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) in diameter. (Compared to the Brooks-Range Pocket Snow Density Gauge 100 sample size of 100 cc at 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter.)
The high quality construction of the Scientist Snow Density Gauge makes it compact, lightweight, corrosion resistant, and unaffected by altitude. It is the perfect compromise between laboratory precision and rugged simplicity in a small, convenient, and easy-to-use design.
Snow scientists, avalanche forecasters and observers, backcountry travelers and skiers can all use the Pocket Snow Density Gauge to assess the quality of new snow, the rate of snow metamorphosis, snow pit data, precipitation rates, slab conditions, and snow pack moisture content. The Brooks-Range Scientist Snow Density Gauge has an accuracy within 1% of the measured water density, with a scale reading from 0% to 55% water density (0-550 Kg/m3) in 5% increments.