Accession Number : AD0433794

Title :   FORMATION OF LAKE ICE IN A TEMPERATE CLIMATE,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Ragle,Richard H.

Report Date : AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The formation of lake ice in a temperate continental climate was studied during the winter of 1956-1957 at Post Pond, Lyme, New Hampshire. In the thirty-six blocks of ice studied, four textures and three structures were observed. The textures, tabular, columnar, granular, and crenulate, are discussed in terms of relative growth velocity. The structures were Forel striations, Tyndall figures, and bubbles. Strain shadows, a structural feature, were also observed. The average crystal area increased with increasing ice thickness. Generally the rate of increase was greater toward the center of the lake. However, within a pronounced bubble layer, which was continuous through a horizontal plane in the lake-ice sheet, the average crystal area ceased to enlarge. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, LAKES), BUBBLES, CRYSTAL GROWTH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE