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Guide to a field description of permafrost for engineering purposes

J. A. Pihlainen

Guide to a field description of permafrost for engineering purposes

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Published by National Research Council. Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Frozen ground

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNational Research Council, Canada. Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics. Technical memorandum -- 79, Technical memorandum (National Research Council of Canada. Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics) -- 79.
    ContributionsJohnston, G. H.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA713 P55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21p.
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26565622M

    Engineering Purposes or D, Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure), which are based on Reclamation and [3] also may be used. Instructions for the description and classification of soils are provided in .


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Fast facts about permafrost. Permafrost is soil and sediment that are frozen more than two consecutive years, while the active layer is the upper part of the soil environment that thaws every summer.

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supplemental notes: pp, 87 figs, tabs, phot Cited by: Soil Engineering in the Arctic A developing area requires the study of some old foundation problems from a new point of view by Ronald F. Scott The achievement of statehood for Alaska has drawn the public's attention to another region in which en- gineers have had a growing interest since the SecondFile Size: KB.

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In addition to the above, there are many features caused in large part by frost action that are common in but not. Permafrost is a permanently frozen layer below the Earths surface. It consists of soil, gravel, and sand, usually bound together by ice.

Permafrost usually remains at or below 0C (32F) for at least two years. Permafrost can be found on land and below the ocean floor. It is found in areas where temperatures rarely rise above freezing.

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