Aspects of ice lens growth in soils

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Journal titleCold Regions Science and Technology
Pages91100; # of pages: 10
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; ice; natural soils; frozen soils; growth characteristics; ramped temperature control; growth rate; ice lens initiation; growing face temperature; Sol; glace (gel); sol naturel; sol gelé
AbstractGrowth characteristics of individual ice lenses in natural soils have been studied in the laboratory using ramped temperature control. The growth rate rises rapidly after ice lens initiation and this is followed by a protracted period of decreasing growth. The temperature at the growing face of the lens decreases continuously during its formation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number26769
NPARC number20331533
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Record created2012-07-18
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