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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.
Keywords: Explosions
Snow cover
Snow properties
Snow mechanics
Physical properties
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.
Description: Special Report
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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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