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  • A small dataset showing the typical densities of snow and ice.

    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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