Item: Observations of snow structure
Title: Observations of snow structure
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: R. Perlaand and J. Dozier
Abstract: Two methods are used to study snow structure. The thin-section method produces high contrast photomicrographs and information on crystal orientation and boundaries, but it is a slow and tedious method. The section-plane method is much faster and can be used to prepare a large number of adjacent parallel planes (serial sections) through a sample in order to describe the three-dimensional interconnection of the phases. Photomicrographs of section-planes can be converted to video format, digitized, and analyzed on a desk computer.
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Keywords: parallel planes, photomicrographs, section-plane method
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