An Indirect Method for Estimating the Weight of Glaze on Wires

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The relationship between the weight of glaze on power lines and common meteorological variables is examined. The icing data used are those collected by the Pennsylvania Electric Association; the meteorological data are those available in third-order climatological station records. A graphical correlation between ice weight, daily precipitation total and a derived temperature variable is obtained. In addition, the regression of ice weight on daily precipitation is explored and the probability of occurrence of daily maximum and minimum temperatures associated with glaze storms is given. These two relations are suggested as alternative estimating tools.

*2A Garrick's Villa, Hampton Court Road, Hamptonon-Thames, Middlesex, England.

The relationship between the weight of glaze on power lines and common meteorological variables is examined. The icing data used are those collected by the Pennsylvania Electric Association; the meteorological data are those available in third-order climatological station records. A graphical correlation between ice weight, daily precipitation total and a derived temperature variable is obtained. In addition, the regression of ice weight on daily precipitation is explored and the probability of occurrence of daily maximum and minimum temperatures associated with glaze storms is given. These two relations are suggested as alternative estimating tools.

*2A Garrick's Villa, Hampton Court Road, Hamptonon-Thames, Middlesex, England.

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