Annotated Bibliography

Maysenholder, M. (2011): 1-2. Print <http://publica.fraunhofer.de/eprints/urn:nbn:de:0011-n-933262.pdf&gt;.

The article that I looked up shows research data about how snowflakes and snow itself can be a very good insulator for sound. This can be a good thing and a very bad thing. This article is written with the notation that it is a good thing. It presents snow as “highly efficient sound absorbers.” This could be a bad thing because in the case of emergencies where people are buried underneath layers of snow it is impossible to find them through audible location.

 

Holden , Constance. “Science.” Science. 327.5966 (2010): 627. Print. <http://www.sciencemag.org/content/327/5966/r-samples.full.pdf&gt;.

This article argues that the creation of a snowflake is an art. The flakes are individually different from each other and are an art form by themselves.  The main person in the article is Wilson Bentley. Wilson was the first person to develop an efficient way to photograph different snowflakes and their design.

Marshall, Hans-Peter, Jürg Schweizer, and Karl Birkeland. “Cold Regions Science and Technology.” Cold Regions Science and Technology. 69.2-3 (2011): 119-121. Print.

This article goes over some of the new advances in snow science. The article written by Marshall, Schweizer, and Birkeland, brushes the surface of various techniques and methods used to survey snow and make predictions regarding snow and avalanches. The article talks about how avalanches can be monitored through seismic detectors and infrasonic or low frequency sound waves.  It also goes over how different physic-type science models can be used to illustrate such avalanches and failures in the snow.

Lind, David, and Scott Sanders. “Science.” Science. 306.5705 (2004): 284. Print. <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=ded65cc0-813e-455b-965e-

This article tells about the physics in skiing and how they affect the overall performance of skis and how snow behaves at certain conditions on a ski slope. The article mainly goes over the points on how  snow can reach its triple point while someone is skiing.  A triple point of a molecule or compound is the scenario, where the particles can be in all three states at the same time, without the urge to change states.

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