This report contains 56 conference papers pertaining to snow removal and ice control research. Several of the papers are concerned with deicing salts--their effectiveness, their impact on the environment, and possible alternatives to them. Alternative methods of deicing discussed herein include: heating of bridge decks, increasing coefficient of friction between tires and pavement surfaces, use of high intensity lights, and advent of less corrosive chemicals. There are also several papers that address the problem of snow and ice accretion on power wires, guideway systems, sign boards, and etc. There is considerable attention given to development of computer programs and models for predicting scope of snow and ice control operations and for evaluating their effectiveness. Also, several papers discuss new developments in snow removal equipment and the cost of operation and maintenance.

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    • Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, held May 15-19, 1978, at Hanover, New Hampshire and sponsored by the Transportation Research Board. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and U.S. Department of Transportation. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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  • Accession Number: 00193845
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  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM