A method for sectioning natural snow/pavement samples

Citation
S. Borel et Jb. Brzoska, A method for sectioning natural snow/pavement samples, COLD REG SC, 31(1), 2000, pp. 83-93
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Civil Engineering
Journal title
COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0165-232X → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
83 - 93
Database
ISI
SICI code
0165-232X(200002)31:1<83:AMFSNS>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
Snow/pavement specimens were sampled on an experimental site and analyzed i n a cold laboratory. The sampling method is detailed. Our purpose was to ob serve snow/pavement interface in those samples. A machine has been designed to cut such samples. The technique is described. The main difficulty was t o cut a composite material made of mineral, oily and frozen materials witho ut melting or displacing any component. This technique allows us to charact erize properly the snow/pavement interface. However, it presents some diffi culties discussed in this paper. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.