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Shock wave propagation in porous ice

Stewart, Sarah T. and Ahrens, Thomas J. (2000) Shock wave propagation in porous ice. In: Shock compression of condensed matter--1999 : proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock COmpression of Condensed Matter held at Snowbird, Utah, June 27-July 2, 1999. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. No.505. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 1243-1246. ISBN 1-56396-923-8.

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We present data on shock wave propagation in porous ice under conditions applicable to the outer solar system. The equation of state of porous ice under low temperature and low pressure conditions agrees well with measurements under terrestrial conditions implying that data on terrestrial snow may be applicable to the outer solar system. We also observe rarefaction waves from small regions of increased porosity and calculate release wave velocities.

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Additional Information:©2000 American Institute of Physics. This work was supported under NASA grant NAG5-3644. Contribution #8680, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. Thanks to C. Liu for advice and many useful discussions. Thanks to M. Long and P. Gelle for their excellent support.
Subject Keywords:ice; porosity; shock waves; wave propagation; equations of state; solar system
Series Name:American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:505
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