Accession Number : ADA313655

Title :   DC Electric Field Meter for Project: Microstructural Changes in Snow During Equitemperature Metamorphism.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 1 Aug 92-31 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : MONTANA STATE COLL BOZEMAN

Personal Author(s) : Dent, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA313655

Report Date : 28 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A DC Electric Field Meter was purchased and assembled. This instrument will allow the measurement of the electric field produced near the earth's surface during blowing snow and blowing sand events. These measurements will in turn aid in the quantification of the effects of electrostatic forces on blowing snow and blowing sand particles; leading to better understanding and control of blowing snow and blowing sand and consequent drift formation.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *SNOWDRIFTS, THERMOMECHANICS, MICROSTRUCTURE, SAND, ICE FORMATION, DRIFT, AVALANCHES, SNOW COVER, DIRECT CURRENT, ELECTROSTATICS, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE