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|Title:||Effects of a 20-ton TNT explosion on a snow cover|
|Authors:||United States. Defense Atomic Support Agency.|
Bates, Roy E.
Hicks, James R.
|Publisher:||Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 120.|
Abstract: The effects of a 20-ton surface burst explosion on the physical properties of drifted snow were measured. Density of the snow cover increased an average of 17%. Snow hardness decreased an average of 8%. Topographic surveys showed that snowdrift heights decreased through compaction resulting from ground shock and airblast. The results are for drifted snow accumulated around a drift fence. Different results might occur in a naturally accumulated snow cover.
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|Appears in Collections:||Special Report|
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