Accession Number : AD0715030
Title : Air Currents Arising During Movement of Avalanche Snow,
Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
Personal Author(s) : Gvinchidze,N. M.
Report Date : 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Snow avalanches bring loss and destruction to objects located in their path not only as a result of the direct action of the snow masses on these objects, but in a considerable degree also as a result of the impact of a powerful flow of compressed air moving ahead of the avalanche the so-called 'air wave' or 'avalanche blizzard' which sweeps away everything in its path. The article discusses this problem.
Descriptors : (*AVALANCHES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), DAMAGE, STRUCTURES, MOUNTAINS, SNOW, MOTION, USSR
Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE