Classification and comparison of snow fences for the protection of transport infrastructures
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AuthorSañudo Fontaneda, Luis Ángel; Castro Fresno, Daniel; Coz Díaz, Juan José del; Rodríguez Hernández, Jorge
Blowing snow or sand transport generates serious problems such as transport infrastructures buried under snow or sand in many parts of the world. Some of the most important problems that snow and sand storms can cause include drivers getting trapped on the roads, traffic being held up indefinitely, accidents occurring and populations being isolated. Snow fences provide a solution to this problem as they can hold back the snow, preventing displacement and wind-induced drifting. In this way, they reduce these problems on transport infrastructures and improve visibility, providing safer driving conditions. In this review, a classification is proposed of snow fences based on three basic types: earth, structural and living snow fences. Among the structural ones, non-porous and porous snow fences are distinguished. The different possibilities in terms of the placement of snow fences are also analyzed. Finally, different types of snow fences have been compared under design, construction and operation criteria. This review can provide initial guidelines for technicians to choose the best snow fence for blizzard conditions.
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