Estimating intensity of atmospheric ice accretion on stationary structures

Lasse Makkonen

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The role of various atmospheric parameters in determining atmospheric ice accretion intensity on structures near the ground is examined theoretically, with an emphasis on glaze formation. Methods are presented for calculating the icing rate on cylindrical objects, and estimates of maximum deposition intensities are made. A relationship between meteorological conditions and the type of ice formation (glaze and rime) is given. The lack of adequate experimental data limits verification of the theory, but some comparisons, mainly qualitative, are promising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595 - 600
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Meteorology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1981
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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