Accession Number : AD0659350

Title :   ROLE OF SINTERING IN SNOW CONSTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ramseier,Rene O.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The mechanism of sintering and the effect of compaction on snow is discussed. Examples of possible snow runway construction using processed snow for Site II, Greenland, and McMurdo Sound and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, are given. From theory and the examples discussed, it is concluded that snow runways capable of handling large aircraft can be constructed in any polar or temperate region with enough snow and temperatures below the melting point for a sustained period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, *COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES), (*RUNWAYS, SNOW), LANDING FIELDS, POLAR REGIONS, AIRCRAFT, ROADS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RUNWAYS, TEMPERATURE, DENSITY, POROSITY, COLD WEATHER TESTS, GREENLAND, ARCTIC REGIONS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE