THE FORMATION OF ICE ON ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS DURING HEAVY FALLS OF WET SNOW

An example is described of severe disruption to electricity supplies caused by the freezing of wet snow on conductors, and an explanation is offered of the freezing mechanism. The same mechanism is used to account for the freezing of wet snow on locomotive pantographs on electrified main lines.

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    Meteorological Office

    London Road
    Bracknell, Berks,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, A K
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Pagination: p. 69-74
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM