Accession Number : AD0738565

Title :   Snow Tests, Camp Drum, New York 1967-69.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Boyd,W. K.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Support given the Degradation Effects Program (DEP) by the U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory during two winter test seasons included logistical preparation, meteorological data acquisition, snow cover characterization and limited crater studies of missiles impacting in snow. Methods for producing artificial snow were also developed, since natural snow amounts were insufficient for the tests. The use of artificial snow proved marginally satisfactory since it required favorable meteorological conditions, was logistically complex and produced snow with undesirable properties. Testing must be done in naturally deposited snow to give realistic results. Logistical and data acquisition techniques used in other environments must be modified for the unique snow environment. A single test site combining a military range with an adequate snow supply is difficult to find. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, *SURFACE BURST), BOMBS, PROJECTILES, DEGRADATION, IMPACT, PRESSURE, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, CRATERING, WEAPONS, GRENADES, DETONATIONS, HARDNESS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TABLES(DATA), NEW YORK

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE