Accession Number:

AD0763231

Title:

Snow Stabilization for Helicopter Landings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The report describes the procedures for and the results of field tests conducted to stabilize snow by chemical treatment. Sintering of the snow by spraying methanol on its surface suppresses a possible white out condition when helicopters perform normal take-off and landings upon the treated areas. The addition of a violet dye to the methanol also provided the aircraft pilot with a definitive form of reference when the ground was covered with snow and no nearby markers were present.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE