I will preface this by saying that I am a hobbyist not an engineer, which is probably why I even have to ask this question.
Like the title says I want to know what type of sensor I can use to get the height of an object from the snowpack covering the ground, not the ground itself.
It will be attached to an object in motion.
Some sensors I have looked up state that they go through snow in their descriptions, but I am unsure if they simply mean falling snow in the air or if the meant packed snow on the ground.
So far the options seem to be laser, radar, infrared, ultrasonic, and possibly optical.
An accuracy of inches would be preferable but feet would be ok. This rules out barometric pressure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.