Influence of snow cover on heat flow from the ground : some observations made in the Ottawa area

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Subjectsnow cover; heat transfer; thermal resistance; ambient temperature; transfert de chaleur; resistance a la chaleur; temperature ambiante
AbstractA continuous record was kept at Ottawa, Ontario, of the heat flow from the ground into the snow-cover and temperatures in the ground, snow and air during the two winters 1955-56 and 1956-57. A correlation was found between the difference in the mean air temperature and the temperature 5 centimeters under the ground, the snow depth and the heat flux. Values were obtained for the effective thermal resistance of the snow cover under field conditions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4827
NPARC number20374617
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