Testing of a Compacted Snow Runwayby James A. Bender,
Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-20
Document Type: Journal Paper
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Abstract: This paper consists of a comprehensive report on the field testing of a snow runway built on the Greenland Ice Cap by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The author describes in-place, laboratory, and large-scale testing of snow for this runway. Test methods and results obtained are set forth in detail. An appendix describes the effects of temperature and age-hardening on the strength of snow.
Subject Headings: Snow | Airport and airfield pavements | Field tests | Laboratory tests | Ice | Temperature effects | Greenland
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