A BRIEF REVIEW OF SNOWDRIFTING RESEARCH

THE BLOWING-SNOW PHENOMENON IS DESCRIBED, AND PRACTICAL PROCEDURES FOR CONTROLLING DEPOSITION OF WINDBLOWN SNOW ARE REVIEWED. FIELD METHODS ARE GIVEN FOR MEASURING VELOCITY, PARTICLE CONCENTRATION, MASS FLUX, PARTICLE SIZE, AND THEIR DISTRIBUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO HEIGHT. THE ANALYSIS OF STEADY-STATE WIND TRANSPORT OVER A PLANE SURFACE IS OUTLINED, AND DIFFICULTIES IN EXTENDING THE TREATMENT TO COVER COMPLEX FLOW PERTURBATIONS ARE STRESSED. WIND TUNNERL STUDIES ARE REVIEWED, AND MODELING CRITERIA FOR SNOWDRIFT SIMULATION ARE GIVEN. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK INCLUDE SEMI-EMPIRICAL MODEL AND PROTOTYPE STUDIES FOR SHORT-TERM BENEFITS, AND EXTENSION OF FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSES AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS FOR PROGRESS OVER THE LONG TERM. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 196-209
  • Monograph Title: Snow removal and ice control research
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM