Ground temperature studies at Saskatoon and Ottawa, Canada

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AbstractAn analysis is presented of the annual ground temperature data obtained at Ottawa and Saskatoon, Canada, by the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council from 1952 to 1955. The annual ground temperature variation was observed to be consistent with the theory of heat flow in a homogeneous semi-infinite solid. The observation yielded an average soil thermal diffusivity which did not vary from year to year. It was possible to include a term which approximately accounted for the insulation effect of a snow cover. Additional calculation showed the order of magnitude of the deviations to be expected from variations in the soil thermal constants.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4796
NPARC number20378860
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