Accession Number : AD0721741

Title :   The Transfer and Deposit of Snow,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Kungurtsev,A. A.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The principal factor in the movement and deposit of snow is the wind force, particularly when associated with great constancy in wind direction. Wind observations taken by instruments of the type registering momentary or instantaneous values of wind speed and velocity show that these qualities of the wind are rarely constant very long. Sharp changes in wind velocity have been observed near the surface also. The decrease of wind velocity for snow is the principal factor causing snow deposits and 2.4 m/s is the value of wind velocity (for European USSR) below which the wind is unable to transfer snow flakes under normal conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, MOTION), (*STORMS, USSR), WIND, DEPOSITS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, VELOCITY, INTENSITY, DRIFT, TERRAIN, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE