DOWNSLOPE SOIL MOVEMENT AT A SUB-ARTIC LOCATION WITH REGARD TO VARIATIONS WITH DEPTH

FIELD OBSERVATIONS OF NATURAL SLOPES WHERE "SOLIFLUCTION" MOVEMENTS OCCUR, ARE PRESENTED. SOIL IN THREE ZONES WAS STUDIED AND SUBJECTED TO SPECIAL CLIMATIC CONDITIONS (YEARLY TEMPERATURE BETWEEN -5 DEGREE C AND -6 DEGREE C). THE DISPLACEMENTS WERE MEASURED WITH DEFORMABLE TUBES CONTROLLED BY INCLINOMETERS. THE PHENOMENON CAN BE EXPLAINED BY CONSOLIDATION CAUSED BY FROST AND BY A CALCULATION OF STANDARD SLIDING; THE LATTER WOULD HAVE BEEN INSUFFICIENT TO FORECAST THE MOVEMENTS OBSERVED. AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO FIND AN EXPLANATION FOR THE THERMOMETER BASED ON GEOMORPHOLOGY. /LCPC/RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 4, PP 191-203, 6 FIG, 1 TAB, 2 PHOT, 11 REF
  • Authors:
    • Williams, P J
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

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  • Accession Number: 00234511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM