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Title: An electromagnetic geophysical survey at an interior Alaska permafrost exposure
Authors: Sellmann, P. V. (Paul V.)
Arcone, Steven A.
Delaney, Allan J.
Keywords: Electromagnetic techniques
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Geophysical exploration
Geophysical survey
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-14.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Road construction activity near Fairbanks, Alaska, in the late fall of 1977, revealed a large exposure of Fairbanks silt containing numerous massive ice features. These exposures are typical of those found in this region. Thaw, during the summer of 1978, caused the upper ice-rich sections to retreat several meters. Geophysical techniques were utilized over these exposures to determine if resistive anomalies of ice wedge dimension could be detected. Magnetic induction measurements at three intercoil spacings and low-frequency surface impedance measurements were made about 6 m from the edge of each exposure in April 1978 before thaw commenced. The results agree well with observations of the layering, but most individual anomalies are difficult to interpret because the lateral extent of the ice is unknown.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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