Accession Number:

AD0716461

Title:

Effect of the Colloidal and Chemical Nature of Humus on the Intensity of Ice Separation in Soil,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The quicksand state of the Northern soils in thawed form, and the high ice content of certain levels of them in frozen condition is associated to a significant extent with the hydrophilic nature of the humus of these soils. In a survey of the seasonal freezing of the soils by zones, one can in no event overlook also the zonality of their ice state, depending to a known extent on the colloidal chemical nature of the humus of the given soils. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE