THE PREDICTION OF PERMAFROST THICKNESSES

WITH A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURES, THE GENERAL LITHOLOGY AT A GIVEN LOCATION AND A REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE GEOTHERMAL FLUX FROM THE EARTH'S INFERIOR, IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE REASONABLE ESTIMATES OF THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF PERMAFROST AND ITS THICKNESS. THE PREDICTION IS COMPLICATED BY CHANGES OF THE LOCAL SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN THE PAST DUE TO A VARIETY OF FACTORS RANGING FROM CHANGES OF CLIMATE TO FOREST FIRES.

  • Authors:
    • Judge, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-11
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00237314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Roads & Transportation Assoc /Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM