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Title: Effect of solar radiation on processed snow in engineering construction
Authors: Kovacs, Austin.
Ramseier, René O.
Keywords: Snow strength
Snow construction
Snow
Solar radiation
Processed snow
Sintering
Snow compaction
Camp Century, Greenland
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.)) ; 213.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report discusses the effect of solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed Peter snow. The effect of short term (less than 2 weeks) solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed snow sintering in the environment of Camp Century, Greenland, can be considered insignificant. Under the environmental conditions at Camp Century, an in situ processed snow deposit can achieve in 45 days 90 to 95% of the unconfined compressive strength of natural snow of comparable density at -9°C.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/5716
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