Measuring Snow Experiment
The general rule of thumb is 1 inch of rain corresponds to 10 inches of snow. After last week’s snow fall, we decided to test this.
Comparing Our Results Using Ratios
We can compare our results to the standard rule by using ratios. The standard rule for water to snow ratio is 1:10 and our results were 0.5:4.5. To compare these ratios, we need to convert them into decimals.
1 ÷ 10 = 0.1
0.5 ÷ 4.5 = 0.111
As you can see, our results were pretty consistent with the rule.
Try this for yourself and see how your results compare.
Snow Science Resources
Check out these resources for further study.