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    Author(s): Ryuzo Nitta; Yoshio Ozeki; Shoichi Niwano
    Date: 1991
    Source: In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 1-5
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    A simple device for estimating snow settling force on tree branches was used to determine the distribution of snow settling force at various heights in a snowy mountainous region in Japan. A trapezoidal distribution of snow settling force was found to exist at all sites tested. It is thought that a zoning scheme based on the damaging potential of snow on young man-made forests would become possible, with the acquisition of sufficient data.

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    Nitta, Ryuzo; Ozeki, Yoshio; Niwano, Shoichi 1991. Severe snow loads on mountain afforestation in Japan. In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 1-5

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