Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Snowverhang

Depending on the prevailing wind, snow and temperature conditions, it is possible to get some interesting effects with the ice along the KAIRA HBA tile edges. Today's photograph shows such an effect.

Snowverhang on the KAIRA HBA. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)


Although the effect can be seen in the foreground, it was most pronounced further into the snow corridor. (Click on the image for an enlargement.). At the furthest point, the snow was 90 cm overhanging the edge of the HBA tiles.

Note also the way the snow post at the front corner is bending under the snow loading. This is not much, but it does show a general trend of the ice to move across the surface of the HBA array.

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