Accession Number:

AD0747943

Title:

On Determining the Melted Water Content of Snow by Dielectric Measurements (Zur Bestimmung des Schmelzwassergehaltes des Schnees durch Dielektrische Messungen),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

By measuring the capacity of a plate condenser filled with a mixture of snow and water, one is able to determine the water content of this mixture. Capacity is measured with a bridge in which the condenser to be measured is substituted. The condensers plates are sealed in plexiglas so as to insulate them for direct current. The experiments showed the capacity and the loss phase angle to be a function of frequency in the range of 1,000 to 100,000 Hz.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE