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Title: Review of the properties of ice and snow
Authors: University of Minnesota. Engineering Experiment Station.
Keywords: Ice
Ice crystal structure
Ice electrical properties
Snow crystals
Shear strength
Glacier ice
Snow physics
Snow mechanics
Ice physics
Ice mechanics
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 4.
Description: Technical Report
Introduction: The purpose of this review of the properties of snow and ice is to provide the necessary background for the organization of a research program and to summarize the information on these properties for the use of workers in the field of snow and ice research. Any compilation of the properties in all phases of water substance is overshadowed by the masterly work of N. E. Dorsey, Properties of Ordinary Water Substance. The level of competence attained by Dorsey is not claimed for this work; most of the material reported here is that published after Dorsey's compilation and the greatest emphasis laid on the mechanical properties of snow and ice. The report has been divided into chapters which are based on a somewhat arbitrary grouping of similar properties. Several general subjects, The Heat Economy of the Snow Pack and Ice Formation in Open Water also are presented in single chapters. The bibliography has been arranged by subject and appears at the end of each chapter. A number of abstracts of pertinent literature have been appended. An asterisk before the author's name in the bibliography indicates that an abstract of this paper appears in the Appendix.
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