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Title: Sublimation and its control in the CRREL permafrost tunnel
Authors: University of Alaska Fairbanks.
United States. Department of the Interior. Office of Surface Mining.
Johansen, Nils I.
Chalich, P. C.
Wellen, E. W.
Keywords: Ice
Frozen ground
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.)) ; 81-8.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory's permafrost tunnel at Fox, near Fairbanks, Alaska, was used to investigate the sublimation process in permafrost silt. The rate of increase in thickness of the dried silt layer from sublimation was found to be approximately 0.023 in. (0.058 cm) in 1 month and closely related to the relative humidity in the tunnel. Sublimation prevention studies consisted of evaluation of various membranes to impede the sublimation. Ice was found to show promise as an easily installed, effective membrane when applied as a fine water mist and subsequently left to freeze.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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