Accession Number : ADP001669

Title :   Mechanisms for Ice Bonding in Wet Snow Accretions on Power Lines,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Colbeck,S. C. ; Ackley,S. F.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : We first review the growth and compaction processes in wet snow accretions, and then argue that interparticle bonding (freezing) is a necessary feature of these accretions. Finally, we explain how this bonding or freezing mechanism can take place in the absence of subfreezing external conditions.

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Ice formation, *Transmission lines, *Snow, *Cold weather tests, Wind, Adhesion, Accumulation, Freezing, Bonding, Atmospherics, Measurement, Photography, Meteorological data, Clustering, Grain size, Wire, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE