SNOW DENSIFICATION THEORY AND ITS ENGINEERING APPLICATION

SIMPLIFIED MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSIONS ARE DEVELOPED FOR APPROXIMATING THE DENSIFICATION PROCESS AT DEPTHS BETWEEN 10 AND 40 FT. IN CONTINUOUSLY ACCUMULATING POLAR SNOW. THE EXPRESSIONS ARE BASED ON ACCUMULATION AND DENSIFICATION RATES DEDUCED FROM PIT STUDIES IN 1959 AT THREE LOCATIONS ON THE GREENLAND ICE CAP. THE DEPTH-DENSITY RELATIONSHIP OF SURFACE SNOW TO A DEPTH OF 30 FEET IS GRAPHED FOR THE THREE SITES STUDIED, AS WELL AS LOADS, DENSITIES, AND RATES OF DENSIFICATION IN RELATION TO DEPTH AND TIME. EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF THE APPLICATION OF THE DERIVED RELATIONSHIPS TO SPECIFIC PROBLEMS OF UNDERSNOW MILITARY CONSTRUCTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research RePORT NO 71, III & 10 PP, 4 FIG, 1 TAB, 9 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Waterhouse, R W
    • Steeves, H F
  • Publication Date: 1960-11

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  • Accession Number: 00237423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1994 12:00AM