Soil moisture redistribution by ice lensing in freezing soils

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ConferenceProceedings, 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society Soil Science: 04 July 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Pages4462; # of pages: 19
Subjectice; properties of soils; moisture content; frost heaving
AbstractThe purpose of this review paper is to draw attention to the moisture redistribution process induced by frost action and to indicate the type of investigations that have been carried out to understand the phenomenon. The importance of the ice lensing mechanism, the influence of pore and particle size on heaving pressure, and the influence of the thermal regime during freezing on moisture redistribution are special aspects that have been emphasized.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number12640
NPARC number20374174
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