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Jargon 48: What is SNOTEL ?

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the snow telemetry (SNOTEL) system is a network of hundreds of unmanned climate and snow monitoring stations primarily located across the Western United States. SNOTEL sites are typically located in remote and often mountainous snow-prone areas, and feature a multitude of sensors...

In our Issue 48 Jargon Installment, we look into the definition of SNOTEL. Take a look in Issue 48:

Jargon 48: What is SNOTEL?

Jargon - What is SNOTEL

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Now snow surveys with people in the field on snowshoes with a snow collection tube are just to ground truth the results and for ceremonial purposes. 

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