Maximum snow depths and snow loads on roofs in Canada

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Pages616; # of pages: 11
SubjectRoofing; Snow and Ice loads; Couvertures
AbstractThe annual maximum depths of snow on the ground at over 200 stations in Canada for the available winters from 1941 to 1959 were tabulated. For each station an extreme value distribution of the form y = -log (-loge P) was fitted to the observed maxim and then used to obtain the maximum snow depth for a 30-year return period. The maximum snow depths were than used to extimate the design snow loads on roofs. The distribution of snow depths and loads are shown on maps of Canada.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6312
NPARC number20377003
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Record created2012-07-24
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