Following another variable winter, consistent with eratic weather patterns and snow cycles, Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment Co. is pleased to announce its award by theUnited States Patent Office of a Design Patent D US 663,225 S for an advanced and innovative snow science tool, the Brooks-Range Snow Density Gauge.
Envisioned and developed in the field by Brooks-Range founder, Matt Brooks, an AMGA certified mountain guide and snow science educator, the Snow Density Gauge was first tested and is now used by the world’s most trusted mountaineering and avalanche experts, forecasters and observers including the National Weather Service.
“Receiving the patent and officially introducing another effective snow science tool to the exponentially growing backcountry market is an encouraging step in the right direction for furthering snow science education,” said Matt Brooks, founder of Brooks-Range.
The Brooks-Range Snow Density Gauge is a compact and highly accurate snow science device used to determine snow pack moisture content. It assists in determining snow pit data, snow loading, precipitation rates, rates of metamorphism, fresh snow quality and snow pack moisture content. All information leading to increased understandings of avalanche hazard on particular slopes, forecasting knowledge and overall snow conditions.
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