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Snow loads on roofs in areas of heavy snowfall

Posted date: August 14, 2015
Publication Year: 
1966
Authors: Doty, Robert D.; Deitschman, Glenn H.
Publication Series: 
Research Note (RN)
Source: Res. Note INT-RN-43. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

Abstract

This study tested the feasibility of estimating snow loads on roofs from measurements of depth and water content of snow on nearby ground. The water content, and therefore the weight, of snow on the ground proved comparable to that of snow on roofs.

Citation

Doty, Robert D.; Deitschman, Glenn H. 1966. Snow loads on roofs in areas of heavy snowfall. Res. Note INT-RN-43. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.