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Title: Description and classification of frozen soils
Authors: National Research Council Canada.
Linell, Kenneth A.
Kaplar, Chester W.
Keywords: Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Soil chemistry
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 150.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The description and classification of frozen soils is presented as an extension of the Unified Soil Classification System adopted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1952. Descriptions, based on physical appearance, are nongenetic and are applicable to both naturally and artificially frozen soils. Field identification data pertaining to frozen soils and those pertinent properties of frozen materials which can be measured by physical tests are indicated. Also, guides are presented for construction on soils subject to freezing and thawing. The report includes photographic illustrations of frozen soil types; a chart showing relationships between unit dry weight of soil, water content, and ice volume; and an example of graphical presentation of frozen soil data.
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