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.

    Published 5 August 2009