Particle-size distribution of pulverized snow
Jellinek, H. H. G. (Hans Helmut Gunter), 1917-; Schlueter, W.
Research ReportSummary: A microscopic method for the determination of particle-size distributions of pulverized snow was worked out. The method gives satisfactory distribution curves, presenting the number of particles as a function of their cross-sectional "areas". The measurements were made by means of a filar micrometer eyepiece, the snow particles being placed on a ruled glass slide, which was submerged in silicone oil to prevent evaporation. The time for the determination of a distribution can be appreciably shortened by estimating the size of the particles instead of measuring them, though the accuracy is not so high in this case.
U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Particles; Snow particles; Snow; Snow crystals; Crystal structure; Particle size distribution
Research report (U.S. Army Snow
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