Permafrost and related engineering problems

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Journal titleEndeavour
Pages6672; # of pages: 7
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; cold regions; civil engineering; properties of soils
AbstractRoughly one-fifth of the world's land area is subject to permafrost, that is, perennially frozen ground. It is particularly important in the Soviet Union and in Canada, each of which has roughly half of its territory affected. Permafrost not only poses questions of great geophysical interest but presents the civil engineer with many exceedingly difficult problems. This article reviews the principles governing the distribution of permafrost and some of the ways of overcoming the difficulties.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7860
NPARC number20338300
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-05-09
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