PAVING ON PERMAFROST

Half of the land area of Canada and that portion which is most dependent on air transport is perennially frozen. Two methods of building paved runways in permafrost areas are described. Two projects are considered: one at Hay River in a zone of discontinuous permafrost and the other at Inuvik, the first project of any kind north of the Arctic Circle in continental Canada. Data collected before and after paving show the effect of paving on the thermal regime, and the problems associated with moving supplies and equipment into a land where roads and railroads are scarce or non-existent are discussed. An addendum provides information on the performance of the pavements at Hay River, Inuvik and Norman wells since their construction about seven years ago. /TRRL/

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    Shell International Petroleum Company Limited

    Shell Center
    London SE1 7NA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mack, R
    • Borowski, L
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 3-8
  • Serial:
    • Shell Bitumen Review
    • Issue Number: 56
    • Publisher: Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
    • ISSN: 0037-3516

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM