snow (on the ground)

snow (on the ground); SN; snow
a) Dry snow. Snow which can be blown if loose or, if compacted by hand, will fall apart upon release; specific gravity: up to but not including 0.35.
b) Wet snow. Snow which, if compacted by hand, will stick together and tend to or form a snowball; specific gravity: 0.35 up to but not including 0.5.
c) Compacted snow. Snow which has been compressed into a solid mass that resists further compression and will hold together or break up into lumps if picked up; specific gravity: 0.5 and over.
снег (на земле); SN
a) Сухой снег. Снег, который, будучи в рыхлом состоянии, может сдуваться ветром или после сжатия рукой рассыпаться; удельный вес – до 0,35, но не включая 0,35;
b) Мокрый снег. Снег, который после сжатия рукой не рассыпается и образует или имеет тенденцию образовывать снежный ком; удельный вес – от 0,35 до 0,5, но не включая 0,5;
c) Уплотнённый снег. Снег, спрессованный в твёрдую массу, не поддающуюся дальнейшему уплотнению, который при отрыве от земли не рассыпается, а ломается на большие глыбы; удельный вес – 0,5 и выше.

International Civil Aviation Vocabulary (English-Russian). 2014.

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