Heat Transfer of the Soil and Atmosphere at Northern and Temperate Latitudes,
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The Monograph was written from materials of systematic heat-balance investigations carried out by the author over a period of more than 15 years in regions with different climatic and frozen conditions the Moscow area, northern Yenisey, Central Yakutiya, and Bolshezemelskaya tundra. The complex method of conducting remote observations of elements of heat transfer between the soil and atmosphere is described. Processes of heat and mass transfer in snow and vegetation covers are considered. The results of many years of investigating the intrayearly course of the components of the external heat transfer of natural landscapes are analyzed. The relationship between the forest--open area heat-transfer components is studied experimentally for the first time for Siberian conditions. A great deal of attention was devoted to study of the thermal conditions of the upper layer of the earths mantle. A number of new methods of forecasting the elements of the thermal conditions of the soil freezing-thawing and the mean annual temperature is described.
- Soil Mechanics