PREDICTED DEPTH OF FREEZE OR THAW IN SOILS BY CLIMATOGICAL ANALYSIS OF CUMULATIVE HEAT FLOW

A PROCEDURE IS DESCRIBED FOR APPLYING THE CUMMULATIVE HEAT FLOW CONCEPT, PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED, TO THE PREDICTION OF THE DEPTH OF FREEZE AND THAW IN SOILS. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING THE CALCULATIONS ARE GIVEN. THE PROCEDURE IS ILLUSTRATED BY DETAILED APPLICATION TO SELECTED TURFED AND PAVED AREAS FOR SPECIFIC PERIODS AT 4 SITES: FAIRBANKS AND KOTZEBUE, ALASKA; THULE AB, GREENLAND; AND DOW AFB, BANGOR MAINE. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATED NEGLIGIBLE VARIATION FROM MEASURED VALUES. MATHEMATICAL DERIVATIONS ARE PRESENTED AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CUMMULATIVE HEAT FLOW THROUGH THE GROUND SURFACE AND THAW (FROST) PENETRATION IS GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tr 195, 46 PP, FIGS, TABS, 7 REF, 3 APP
  • Authors:
    • Scott, R F
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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  • Accession Number: 00237801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1970 12:00AM