A Laboratory Study of Factors Affecting Wetted Snow Roads
A brief review of the the literature concerning the application of water to the surface of snow roads is presented. It is demonstrated that there is no general agreement on the proper...

The CBR Test Applied to Processed and Compacted Snow
The processes used during the past two decades to improve the snow bear a modest resemblance to conventional flexible pavement construction, thus the field CBR (California Bearing Ratio)...

Snow Load Design for Colorado Mountains
During the past decade, Colorado mountain construction has experienced a period of rapid growth. New ski resorts and other business developments have resulted in many new facilities. For...

Cold Regions Features of the Whittier Access Tunnel
A feasibility study and cost estimate has been prepared for a vehicular tunnel which would form a portion of a highway between the town of Whittier, Alaska and the east side of the Kenai...

Simulating Snow Loads on Fabric Roofs

An Expert System for Snowmelt Runoff Modeling and Forecasting
An expert system has been designed and is being built for predicting snowmelt runoff. The expert system mimics an experienced hydrologist by assisting the user in preparing data input,...

Water Management of the Snowy Mountains Scheme Australia
The Snowy Mountains Scheme in south-eastern Australia provides a classic example of Water Resources Planning and Management on a National scale. The Scheme provides mainly peak electricity...

Snow Effects on Pile Design Temperatures
The construction of North Slope aboveground pipelines and gathering lines is generally from snow workpads constructed proximate to existing access roadways. The pile support centerline...

Watershed Management in 1985
Today's technology in subalpine watershed management is based on carefully designed watershed experiments beginning with Wagon Wheel Gap in 1909. Subsequent advances in process...

Simulation of Hillslope Hydrologic Response to Snowmelt in Southwestern Idaho
A two-dimensional, variably saturated porous media flow model was applied to vertical hillslope cross section on a first order study basin in southwestern Idaho. The dominant source of...

Predicting Forest Snow Water Equivalent
In California, the snowpack of the Sierra Nevada provides more than one-third of the state's water needs. Regression models used to forecast this supply do not include measurement...

Simulation of Airborne Snow Water Equivalent Measurement Errors Made over a Forest Environment
The Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service has developed and maintains an operational Airborne Gamma Radiation Snow Survey Program in the upper Midwest (Peck, et al. , 1980)....

Snow Management Practices for Increasing Soil Water Reserves in Frozen Prairie Soils
It is demonstrated that stubble management practices can be used to increase snowcover accumulations in the Canadian Prairies. However, the potential for significant increasing soil water...

Snow Management at Ski Areas: Hydrologic Effects
Several types of snow management are practiced at downhill ski areas. Each of these activities has a variety of hydrologic consequences. The extent to which these management practices...

Microcomputer Applications in Flood Management
Historically Salt Lake City has been subject to flooding from spring snow melt runoffs. Even though the volume and the rate of runoffs were similar during both years, the 1984 runoff created...

Failure Investigations in Undergraduate Education
Author stresses the need for failure investigations in undergraduate education especially in Civil Engineering. The civil engineer often creates only one major project of a kind, and is...

Salt Lake City Flood Experiences
Salt Lake City experienced snowmelt floods during 1983 and 1984. Peaks during these years were very high with many historic records being set in both years. Different and unique problems...

Snow Load for Earthquake Analysis

Winter Snowpack Augmentation in Utah
The snowpack enhancement cloudseeding program in Utah was operated continuously for ten consecutive years prior to the 1983-84 water year. It was designed to augment water supplies in...

Snowmelt Runoff Models for Water Supply Forecasting
Remote sensing is changing the approach in snowmelt runoff modelling. Instead of a simulated snow cover, the areal extent of the real snow cover can be periodically evaluated. Adaptation...

 

 

 

 

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