Thermal conditions in permafrost: A Review of North American literature

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ConferenceNorth American Contribution to the Second International Conference on Permafrost: 1973-07, Yakutsk, Siberia, USSR
Pages325; # of pages: 23
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; thermodynamics
AbstractThis review of published information on thermal conditions in permafrost covers, primarily, the ten year period between the 1st International Permafrost Conference held in 1963, and the 2nd, held in Yakutsk, U.S.S.R., in 1973. The subject is covered in two parts - "The Surface Boundary Condition" (prepared by LWG) and "Subsurface thermal Conditions" (prepared by AHL). The use of computerized numerical methods for ground temperature calculations is reviewed in an appendix prepared by L.E. Goodrich. Subjects covered are: the climatological balance; components of the surface heat balance; dependence of ground temperature on surface conditions; effect of surface changes; steady ground heat flow and the depth of permafrost; seasonal ground temperature variations; effects of long term variations of surface temperature; effects of lateral variation in surface temperature; and ground thermal properties.
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PublisherNational Academy of Sciences, Publ.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number13846
NPARC number20374757
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