Processed-Snow Foundation Design at the Summit of the Greenland Ice Cap

by Kevin C. Curtis, Univ of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, United States,
Wayne Tobiasson, Univ of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: The design and construction of a processed-snow foundation berm for an elevated building located at the summit of the Greenland Ice Cap is described. Weather conditions and design provisions at the GISP 2 site are described. Undisturbed snow densities are compared to processed-snow densities measured in the compacted foundation berm.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Ice | Sustainable development | Snow | Berms | Building design | Foundation construction | Greenland

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