Permafrost: a digest of current information

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Journal titleTechnical Memorandum, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
Pages148; # of pages: 48
AbstractThe developments which have taken place in the northern regions of Canada during recent years have focused attention on the engineering problems associated with permafrost or perennially frozen ground - a terrain condition encountered over one-half the land area of this country. These developments have led to a steadily increasing demand for information on the properties of permafrost and methods of construction in areas where permafrost occurs. In recognition of the importance of permafrost in the development of the North, the National Research Council has been active for some years in the study of this phenomenon through the work of its Division of Building Research. In 1952 this Division established a Northern Research Station at Norman Hells to provide a centre for this specialized field research.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21041
NPARC number20386665
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Record identifier27fe5255-c66d-423c-8292-57503c761f0e
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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