Rupture of an ice mound near Cape Dorset, N.W.T.

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume16
Issue3
Pages604609; # of pages: 6
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; ice; Sol; glace (gel)
AbstractAn ice feature comprising ice blocks ranging from football size to 0.6 m cubes to 1.2 m X 3.6 m X 0.6 m slabs was observed on the surface of a frozen lake. Site investigations revealed the source of the blocks to be an ice mound that had formed along the shore of the lake. A model, supported by local meteorological, geological, and hydrological information, is proposed to explain the formation of the ice mound and its subsequent rupture.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-845
NRC number17472
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NPARC number20359178
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Record identifier06be92d7-9c8e-448a-8a31-773f18245bd8
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2016-05-09
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