Accession Number : AD0465277

Title :   REVIEW OF CLIMATOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON THE DETERIORATION OF ICE AND SNOW.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Stehle, N. S.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The climatological factors of high solar radiation and air temperature contribute to ablation and deterioration processes in ice and snow. Local environment and climate are as important as elevation and latitude in determining the importance of these factors to the ablation and deterioration processes. At present, however, these processes cannot be predicted from climatological data alone. Studies are needed on the influence of solar radiation and temperature on ice and processed snow. The albedo of these surfaces will determine the amount of solar radiation absorbed and, in areas of high solar radiation but below freezing temperatures, it may determine the amount of ablation and deterioration of the surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, DEGRADATION), (*SNOW, DEGRADATION), CLIMATE, TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, ALBEDO.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE