An approach to snow load evaluation

TitleAn approach to snow load evaluation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1970
AuthorsBrown, J. W.
Conference Name38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1970
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVictoria, British Columbia
KeywordsSnow load evaluation

The development of the 1964 Washoe County, Nevada, Snow Load Code is presented. Comparison is made with the 1965 National Building Code of Canada, together with comments indicating the general applicability of same to other regions. A general method of evaluating snow load values is outlined, including consideration of recurrence interval. Recommendations for additional snow courses in urbanizing mountainous areas for correlation to longer term stations are set forth.