On Study of Summertime Ice Formation in the Ice Valley at Unchiri, Gangwon-Province

강원도 정선군 운치리 얼음골의 여름철 결빙현상에 관한 연구

  • Jeon, Byung-Il (Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Silla University)
  • 전병일 (신라대학교 바이오환경공학부)
  • Published : 2002.09.01


The meteorological elements were measured to investigate cause of summertime ice formation at Unchiri, Gangwon Province. The cause of freezing at valley was conformed as adiabatic expansion theory, latent heat of evaporation, natural convective theory, cold air remain theory, and convective freezing theory according to former study. However nither theory produced a satisfactory explanation. This studying area is not valley but ridge, and underground water surface exists at below than freezing height. wintertime temperature drop and summertime cold air spouting were explain as natural convective theory, generation of water drop on the rock was explained as cooling theory by air expansion, and ice formation on the rock was explained as adiabatic expansion theory. In conclusion, formation of ice valley at Unchiri was formed by natural convective theory, adiabatic expansion theory, and latent heat of evaporation successively.


ice formation;adiabatic expansion theory;latent heat of evaporation;natural convective theory;cold air remain theory;convective freezing theory


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