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UNH Researchers Develop Scales to Measure Snowfall in Real Time

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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire now have a new way of measuring snow totals this winter that could help them learn more about climate change.

The new scales function almost like a scale you might have in your bathroom. They lie flat on the ground and constantly measure the amount of water in the snow as it piles up or melts down.

Elizabeth Burakowski is a researcher at UNH. She says the scales share data in real time, which will help scientists understand how potentially warmer winters could impact New Hampshire’s ecosystem.

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