Accession Number : AD0696398

Title :   PRELIMINARY STUDY OF CREVASSE FORMATION. BLUE ICE VALLEY, GREENLAND, 1955,

Corporate Author : OCCIDENTAL COLL LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Meier,Mark F. ; Conel,J. E. ; Hoerni,J. A. ; Melbourne,W. G. ; Pings,C. J.

Report Date : JUL 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The investigation described in this report is an outgrowth of a project started in 1954. The investigation was directed primarily toward gaining some understanding of the geometry, mechanics, and thermodynamics of crevassing in a very small, simple area, and attempting to solve some of the serious instrumentation problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, GREENLAND), (*GLACIERS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS)), CRACKS, GEOMETRY, SNOW, THICKNESS, DEPOSITS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), VELOCITY, STRAIN GAGES, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE