Accession Number : AD0681269

Title :   DISTRIBUTION OF SNOW COVER DENSITY THROUGHOUT THE USSR,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Lipovskaya,V. I.

Report Date : 04 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The principal factors, governing the distribution of the snow cover densities throughout the USSR, are reviewed. In general, the snow cover density was found to increase with the weight of the snow, the wind velocity and the temperature changes. Within the range of 0.27 to 0.36 g/cu cm, the density rises by 0.04 g/cu cm for every degree of positive temperature. It also depends on the length of time the snow cover exists. Thus, the density of snow cover triples from 0.05 to 0.15 g/cu cm while its thickness decreases by 8 to 10 times. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, DISTRIBUTION), DENSITY, TERRAIN, ALTITUDE, THICKNESS, MOUNTAINS, WIND, VELOCITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE