Accession Number : ADA301154

Title :   Estimated Snow Parameters for Vehicle Mobility Modeling in Korea, Germany and Interior Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Horrigan, Timothy ; Bates, Roy E.

PDF Url : ADA301154

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Snow is a crucial factor affecting the U.S. Army's operations in cold regions. Values for snow depth and snow density are needed for vehicle mobility studies, but unfortunately the available historical records of these parameters tend to be relatively sparse. This report deals with the estimation of snow density and snow depth from readily available parameters such as air temperature and wind speed. As a basis for further study, the authors have summarized previous work in three areas of particular interest to the U.S. Army's vehicle mobility programs: Korea, Germany and Alaska. Empirical models are presented for estimating snow parameters in these regions. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *SNOW COVER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, DENSITY, MILITARY VEHICLES, ALASKA, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, COLD REGIONS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, DEPTH, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, CLIMATE, GROUND VEHICLES, GERMANY, WIND VELOCITY, KOREA, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE