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Title: Model studies of drifting snow patterns at safeguard facilities in North Dakota
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division.
Calkins, Darryl J.
Keywords: Hydraulic models
Model basins
Model tests
Sediment transport
Snow drifts
Snow removal
Wind factors
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 256.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A model study of simulated drifting snow was conducted in a hydraulic flume. Various structures at the Safeguard facilities in North Dakota were modeled at scales of 1:100 and 1:200. Preliminary results indicate that drifting snow problems are minimal at this site, except for the utility tunnel entrance to the Missile Site Radar structure. Excessive drifting occurred when the flow approached the buildings at a 45° angle to any of the sides. The drifts were reduced significantly when the flow was normal to any of the sides. Simulated flow directions were based on meteorological wind rose data. Field verification of the amount and extent of the drifts has not been completed.
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