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Title: Effects of stratigraphic layers on water flow through snow
Authors: Colbeck, Samuel C.
Keywords: Drainage
Gravitational water
Hydrology
Hydrodynamics
Permeability
Ice
Percolation
Snow
Snow cover
Snowmelt
Surface water runoff
Issue Date: Sep-1973
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 311.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: The flow of water through layered snowpacks is discussed. A method for predicting flow through unsaturated layers is given. The flow along ice layers and through ice layers is analyzed in terms of the slope, permeability, thickness and length of the layers. It is shown that the permeability of ice layers required to cause large flow diversions is quite small. The effect of slope is large even at small angles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/5872
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