An investigation into processes occurring in solifluction

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TypeArticle
Journal titleAmerican Journal of Science
ISSN0002-9599
Volume257
Issue7
Pages481490; # of pages: 10
AbstractThe mechanics of solifluction downslope of a late snow patch has been investigated using instrumental techniques new in this field, for the determination of soil pore water pressures, density and movement. Substantial changes in water content and considerable sub-surface water flow occur together with changes in state of stress. Low and sub-atmospheric pore-water pressures were observed. To explain solifluction as being analogous to soil movement induced by impleded drainage over an impermeable layer is an over-simplification, which ignores fundamental characteristics of newly-thawed and frozen soils. It is doubtful to what extent concepts of soil strength applicable under normal conditions apply during freeze-thaw processes.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-84
NRC number5223
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NPARC number20375734
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Record created2012-07-23
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