The strength of snow in compression

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Journal titleJournal of Glaciology
Pages719725; # of pages: 7
Subjectsnow loads; yield strength; compression; properties of materials; resistance a la rupture; compression; propriete des materiaux
AbstractThe hardness observations taken in the Canadian Snow Survey are analysed and found to depend on snow density, temperature, and crystal size. This strength property of the snow is found to be highly variable and the variability is attributed to unstable bonding between individual snow grains.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number3930
NPARC number20374684
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Record created2012-07-23
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