Accession Number:

AD0631717

Title:

STRENGTH STUDIES OF SNOW.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Strength measurements were made on some 650 samples of homogeneous snow prepared under controlled conditions, primarily to investigate the effect of temperature variation. Comparative measurements were made on ice and frozen sand, and the variation of ram hardness with temperature was examined. The results are discussed in terms of surface chemistry effects at crystal boundaries. The inadequacy of density measurements for describing grain structure is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE