Development of a Self-Heating Thermal Probe for Saline Permafrost

by J. F. (Derick) Nixon, Hardy Associates Ltd, Permafrost, Group, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: Geothermal modelling and prototype testing are described to support the development of a self-heating thermal probe. This has application for in-situ determination of the amount of unfrozen and frozen water in saline offshore permafrost.

Subject Headings: Probe instruments | Permafrost | Thermal power | Model tests | Thermal analysis | Salt water | Thermal effects | Salinity

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