The table to the right gives
the porosity fraction for various snow fences and the
resulting snow storage capacity (Qc). Qc
is calculated using the formula on the right.
For the case study
at Gaylord, the porosity for the standing corn was 0.50.
Assuming the corn height to be 6.5 ft (1.98 m), the
snow storage capacity was 38.2 t/m for each 8-row strip.
Therefore, for the two strips, the total Qc
is approximately 76.4 t/m.