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