Accession Number : AD0631685

Title :   SOME PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLAR SNOW.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ramseier,Rene O.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Specimens of snow from the South Pole were tested to investigate air permeability, ultimate compressive strength and dynamic Young's modulus as a function of density. Anisotropy in a single layer of snow (snow between two summer crusts) was found in all three properties. Comparison with data for snow from Site II, Greenland, showed an empirical relation for both areas. Air permeabilities are different at the two sites because of time and meteorological effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), ANISOTROPY, AIR, PERMEABILITY, VISCOELASTICITY, CREEP, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, ANTARCTIC REGIONS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE