Some Physical and Mechanical Properties of Polar Snow

René O. Ramseier
1963 Journal of Glaciology  
Specimens of polar snow from the South Pole, Antarctica, were tested to investigate air permeability K (cm.sec.−1), ultimate compressive strength σ c (−2) and dynamic Young's modulus E (−2) as a function of density. Anisotropy in a single layer of snow (snow between two summer crusts) was found in all three properties. Comparison with data for snow from Site 2, Greenland showed an empirical relation for both areas: Air permeabilities are different at the two sites because of time and
more » ... ecause of time and meteorological effects.
doi:10.1017/s0022143000028343 fatcat:uksmg2m5urbuzinvm3xd2hej4e