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Title: Cold regions engineering : inclusion of freeze-thaw induced soil and bank erosion in CoE planning, engineering, o&m, and model development
Authors: Gatto, Lawrence W.
Ferrick, M. G.
White, Kathleen D.
Keywords: Soil erosion
Frozen ground
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TN-04-2
Abstract: Soil freeze–thaw (FT) processes directly affect soil erodibility and bank-failure susceptibility (Fig. 1) (Gatto et al. 2001, Simon et al. 2000) and thus have substantial impact on shoreline or bank evolution, system-wide sediment management, reservoir infilling, levee stability, and sediment-bound contaminant transport within watersheds. This technical note outlines how FT cycling affects overland soil erosion and bank failure. In so doing, it alerts Corps planners, designers, O&M personnel, and water-resources modelers to the importance of knowing the magnitude of these effects on sediment detachment, failure, and transport in such cold-climate, navigable systems as the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Susquehanna, Delaware, Columbia, and Sacramento Rivers, and the Great Lakes and their connecting channels.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TN-04-2
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