Subsurface Explorations in Permafrost Areas

by James R. Cass, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 31-42

Document Type: Journal Paper


Subsurface investigation programs were undertaken in the Arctic during 1955 and 1957. Techniques which were used for obtaining permafrost samples during the two programs are described and compared. Since the sampling methods used were only partially successful in recovering soil samples for field testing, recommendations are made for the development of boring procedures which should prove to be more satisfactory.

Subject Headings: Subsurface environment | Permafrost | Field tests | Subsurface investigation | Soil analysis | Soil tests | Boring | Arctic

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