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Pore Space


The space between ice grains within the snow-cover occupied by air or water or both. For more detailed scientific information related to pore spaces in snow you can check out these two articles, both of which include diagrams and graphs:

"Volumes and areas of pendular rings with non-zero contact angles" - Calculations of the volume and surface area of water in the pore space at low "unsaturated" amounts.

"Pore-Space Characterization of Wet Snow in the Pendular Regime"

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