GEP  Vol.7 No.9 , September 2019
Observation and Analysis of Meteorological Conditions for Icing of Wires in Guizhou, China
Abstract: Icing of wires is a product of rain, fog, and freezing rain, and is a common meteorological disaster in winter in Guizhou Province of China. It is extremely harmful to facilities such as power transmission and communication lines, and has caused huge economic loss up to 48.9566 billion dollars a year. Based on the meteorological records of Guizhou from 1967, we analyze the meteorological characteristics during the icing of wires, and obtain the temperature, wind speed and direction conditions of the ice accident. The icing of wires is carried out by supercooling raindrops, freezing of the clouds, freezing and spreading on the wires. Different types of supercooled raindrops and cloud freezing and freezing processes will form different types of ice accretion; wind direction and wind speed will affect the growth of ice accretion by changing the speed of sub-cooling raindrops and cloud falling. The weight of rain-type ice accretion is between 24 and 152 g, and the weight of smog-type ice is between 40 - 76 g. The average ice density of these two places can be calculated to be 0.2 - 0.5 g/cm3. The longer the icing of wires, the higher the ice disaster rate.
Cite this paper: Wen, J. , Jia, R. and Peng, Y. (2019) Observation and Analysis of Meteorological Conditions for Icing of Wires in Guizhou, China. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 214-230. doi: 10.4236/gep.2019.79015.

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