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Title: Evaluation of soils and permafrost conditions in the territory of Alaska by means of aerial photographs, volume 2
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Paul District.
Purdue University. Engineering Experiment Station.
Frost, Robert E.
Keywords: Permafrost
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Permafrost distribution
Aerial photography
Terrain identification
Cold regions
Arctic regions
Cold weather construction
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical report
Summary: This is a summary and a statement of the interpretation technique for identification of soil and permafrost conditions of arctic and subarctic regions from aerial photographs as developed largely from data collected by small field crews during five summers spent in the Territory of Alaska. The field investigations and airphoto analyses are being done under terms of War Department Contract W21-018-eng-336 between the United States Government and the Engineering Experiment Station, Purdue University. This program is a part of the comprehensive permafrost research studies being conducted by the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the permafrost study being conducted at Purdue University is as follows: (1) To develop a method of interpreting soils and permafrost conditions in arctic and subarctic regions for engineering use from aerial photographs. (2) To set forth the techniques and procedures involved in a manual form. This report is a comprehensive report which is to be used as a reference text for the manual. The procedures can be used by those who are actually faced with engineering problems associated with site selection, design, construction, location of materials, or soil survey in permafrost regions. The procedures can also be used by those civilian or military personnel who are engaged in planning and development of arctic and subarctic regions. (3) To develop an engineering soils map of the Territory of Alaska which can serve as a guide in studies relating to development and planning in the Territory particularly if such studies are to be based in part on airphoto interpretation. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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