Accession Number:

AD0691318

Title:

EXPERIENCE IN THE CONTROL OF GLACIERS ON THE TAYSHET-LENA RAILWAY,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1969-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The problem of combating key and ground glaciers along the railroad had been solved, however, it is still a serious problem as regard to river glaciers, since the retaining of ice by earthen embankments surrounding man-made structure prove to be inadequate. In many cases the hydrogeological and topographic conditions prevented the construction of embankments. The prevention of the formation of glaciers near man-made structure should be regarded as the most effective means of controlling ice. Constant or periodic electrical heating of a stream near installations can be used on electrified railroads. On non-electrified railroads attempts should be made to construct an embankment on the upper side of installations with a basin depth of 4-5 meters, and in this case the installations themselves should lead off to the slopes of the valleys or into the streams. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE