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Moisture types

Estimate the moisture content with your hands or shoes. Imagine that you place a backpack on the ground or sit down on the ground. Choose the class that fits the current moisture status best:

  • DRY: You could put the backpack on the ground and even after a long time, it would still be dry.
  • GRADUALLY DAMP: You could put the backpack on the ground but after some time it would slowly get moist.
  • GRADUALLY WET: You could put the backpack on the ground but after some time it would get wet.
  • IMMEDIATELY WET: You could put the backpack on the ground but it would immediately get wet.
  • MUDDY: If you were to step on the ground, you could hear a squeaky sound from the wet soil.
  • WELLING: If you were to step on the ground, you could see water coming out of the ground next to your shoe.
  • SUBMERGED: There is water on the surface.
  • RAIN/SNOW: There is snow on the surface or it is currently raining – this means you cannot do an observation.