REPORT ON THE GEOTECHNICAL SCIENCES OF THE SOLID-EARTH SCIENCE STUDY GROUP OF THE SCIENCE COUNCIL OF CANADA

IN 1968 THE SCIENCE COUNCIL OF CANADA APPOINTED A STUDY GROUP ON SOLID-EARTH SCIENCES " TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITES IN CANADA PERTAINING TO THE SOLID EARTH, APPRAISE THEIR ADEQUACY, AND RECOMMEND THE GOALS OF FUTURE ACTIVITIES INCLUDING MEANS OF ENSURING THEIR EFFECTIVE APPLICATION TO CANADA'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT." IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FROM THE STUDY GROUP, BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS ON SOIL MECHANICS, MUSKEG AND PERMAFROST WERE PREPARED BY CHAIRMEN OF THE APPROPRIATE SUBCOMMITTEES. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ASSOCIATE COMMITTEE AND THE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION OF THE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CANADA AGREED TO PREPARE A JOINT REPORT OF GEOTECHNICAL PROBLEMS IN CANADA. THIS TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM, WHICH CONTAINS THE JOINT REPORT AND THE BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS, CONSOLIDATES THE IDEAS AND OPINIONS OF GEOTECHNICAL WORKS IN CANADA. IT WAS CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE, THEREFORE, TO DISTRIBUTE IT WIDELY IN THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD INFLUENCE THE DIRECTION OF GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH. AT THE SAME TIME, IT PROVIDES A BASIS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AND EVALUATION OF GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH NEEDS. /RATAOC/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tm 95, 236 PP, 13 REF, 8 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council, Ottawa /Can

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  • Authors:
    • Radforth, N W
    • Harwood, T A
    • BROWN, R J
    • Larochelle, P
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

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  • Accession Number: 00237305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Roads & Transportation Assoc /Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1971 12:00AM