Item: Cornices: their growth, properties and control
Title: Cornices: their growth, properties and control
Proceedings: 1986 International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Authors: Doug McCarty, R. L. Brown, and John Montagne
Abstract: Two types of programs were recently conducted to learn more about snow cornices. The first of these involved a month long study of a cornice to determine in detail the mechanical properties of the cornice and how the cornice responds to its meteorological environment. The second study compared the use of aerial explosives and buried explosives for dislodging cornices. While results are somewhat premature, the air method appeared to be more reliable, since its success rate was roughly double that of the standard method of placing the explosive in the snow.
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Keywords: aerial explosives, air method
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