Accession Number : AD0653134

Title :   SNOW DENSIFICATION THEORY AND ITS ENGINEERING APPLICATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : Waterhouse,R. W. ; Steeves,H. F.

Report Date : NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The depth-density relationship of the surface snow to 30-ft depth at three locations on the Greenland Ice Cap east of Thule is presented. Rates of accumulation and densification deduced from the pit studies are used in elementary mathematical expressions developed in the report. These expressions describe a densification process applicable to continuously accumulating polar snow, between the depths of 10 and 40 ft. Loads, densities, and rates of densification are presented in relation to depth and time and applied to problems of undersnow military construction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, DENSITY), THEORY, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, GREENLAND, LOADS(FORCES)

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE