In centuries past, when winters in London were colder, sections of the river Thames would sometimes freeze so solidly that “frost fairs,” events featuring ice-skating and open-air markets, could be held on the surface…

New Home for the Maid: Rockfalls, Talus, and the Race for a Dry Dock
The Maid of the Mist Corporation (MOTMC) has operated the iconic Maid of the Mist boats beneath Niagara Falls since the early 1900s. Traditionally, the company has provided trips from...

Paris Airport Constructs Wetlands Solution to Winter Pollutants

New Jersey Reservoir Features Floating Solar Panels Designed to Withstand Winter

2008 Honors and Awards: George Winter Award

2007 Honors and Awards: George Winter Award

NewsBriefs: Salting Roads During Winter Damages Neighboring Ecosystems (USA Today)

Corebits: G-I Board Announces 3 New Members; 5th Annual Geo Day; Geo-Frontiers 2005; Geo-Trans 2004; Delwyn G. Fredlund, P.E. Ph.D. Selected as 2005 Karl Terzaghi Lecturer; 2004 ASCE Election Results; Members in the News; In Memoriam (Kandiah Arulanandan); Immediate Action Needed to Protect Public from Unsafe Dam; North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) Strategic Planning Retreat; Geosynthetic Research Institute (GSI) Announced 2005 Winter Courses; ASFE Unveils New Web Site; ADSC Conference on QA/QC and Verification for Drilled Shafts, Anchors and Micropiles; Transportation Research Board ITRB) Presents New Design Guideline; Use of Controlled Low-Strength Material as Abutment Backfill; Prof, William Van Impe Receives the De Beer Award

Rebuilding the Winter Garden
The terrorist attacks of September 11 partially destroyed the Winter Garden, a majestic public apace that connected the World Trade Center to the Hudson River waterfront on the perimeter...

NewsBriefs: DOT Launches Winter Road Maintenance System (Federal Highway Administration)

Using Tracer Response Curves to Quantify Hydraulic and Channel Complexity of Prairie Creek, Northwestern California: Implications for Over Wintering Habitat for Juvenile Coho Salmon
This study measured and compared aspects of channel structural complexity with hydraulic complexity at a range of flows including winter storm flows. Five 200-meter reaches containing...

The Rationale for Above-Surface Facilities
The redevelopment of the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station—currently in the beginning phases of construction—will include the largest and most ambitious example of an elevated station...

The SPRP Project: An Overview
The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the lead agency for the U.S. Antarctic Program, has begun construction of a replacement station for the Amundsen-Scott...

An Olympic Endeavor
Although some of the venues for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, already exist, three sites in particular are either being built from scratch or will replace outdated...

Diurnal Variation in Dissolved Oxygen Measurements During Late Winter Ice-Covered Period in Sleeper's River, Vermont

Scaling Winter Storm Impacts on Assateague Island, Maryland, Virginia

Preliminary Evaluation Findings for Ice Ban
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF Service Center. This report describes results obtained from the field evaluation...

Efficiency in the Bag
Heavy snowfalls made the existing water treatment plant at the Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California inaccessible during winter months. As activity in the park during colder...

Casting Hot and Cold
Contractors and engineers battled the Minnesota winter to build a concrete segmental bridge with form travelers. Superstructure segments were poured in temperatures as low as -19F, using...

Climate Control
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has created its own customized weather information system to improve efficiency in its winter road maintenance operations. Intended...

 

 

 

 

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