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Title: Blowing snow
Authors: Mellor, Malcolm
Keywords: Snow
Blowing snow
Snow drifting
Turbulent diffusion
Snow fences
Wind tunnels
Blizzard electricity
Light scattering
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 3 sect. A3c.
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: The monograph reviews available information on blowing snow and the formation of snowdrifts. The mechanics of wind transport is discus sed, with special emphasis on turbulent diffusion of snow particles in the surface boundary layer. The metering of blowing snow is explained, and field data are given for concentration and flux of snow particles as functions of wind speed and height above the surface. Deposition and erosion of snow is discussed and wind tunnel modeling is considered. The construction and deployment of snow fences is described, and snow fence performance is analysed. Snow drifting on highways and around structures is considered. Some electrical and optical phenomena are reviewed. NOTE: This is part of the "Cold Regions Science and Engineering" series of monographs published by CRREL
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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