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Typical densities of snow and ice (kg/m³)

New snow (immediately after falling in calm)

50-70

Damp new snow

100-200

Settled snow

200-300

Depth hoar

100-300

Wind packed snow

350-400

Firn

400-830

Very wet snow and firn

700-800

Glacier ice

830-917

Source: Paterson, W.S.B. 1994. The Physics of Glaciers.

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