Accession Number : AD0767248

Title :   Effects of Stratigraphic Layers on Water Flow Through Snow.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Colbeck,Samuel C.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The flow of water through layered snowpacks is discussed. A method for predicting flow through unsaturated layers is given. The flow along ice layers and through ice layers is analyzed in terms of the slope, permeability, thickness and length of the layers. It is shown that the permeability of ice layers required to cause large flow diversions is quite small. The effect of slope is large even at small angles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, *DRAINAGE), PERMEABILITY, FLUID FLOW, GLACIERS, HYDROLOGY

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE