SNOW AND ICE CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA

THE PRESENT OPERATIONS FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA ARE DESCRIBED WHERE PROBLEMS RESULT FROM A VARIETY OF FACTORS SUCH AS COMPLEX WEATHER CONDITIONS, VAST DIFFERENCES IN ELEVATION, WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGES, AND CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS. A DISCUSSION OF A RESEARCH PROJECT INITIATED TO STUDY BRIDGE DECK HEATING AND MOTORIST AND MAINTENANCE WARNING SYSTEMS TO MINIMIZE THE HAZARDS OF FROSTING IS INCLUDED. ALSO DISCUSSED IS A STUDY TO FIND A DE-ICING CHEMICAL FOR USE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE CHLORIDE SALTS. A COMPARATIVE TEST WAS ESTABLISHED TO MEASURE THE RATE AS WELL AS THE QUANTITY OF ICE THAT COULD BE MELTED AT VARIOUS TEMPERATURES. ALSO CONSIDERED WAS THE EFFECT OF THE CHEMICALS ON THE FRICTION FACTOR OF CONCRETE; THE CORROSIVITY TO STEEL, CONCRETE, AND OTHER MATERIALS; THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING STREAMS, DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLIES, FISH, AND PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE; AND MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL WHO WILL DISTRIBUTE THE CHEMICALS ON THE ROADWAY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 177-195
  • Monograph Title: Snow removal and ice control research
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2001 12:00AM