How the Soviets Build on Permafrost

by Leonard LeSchack, Pres.; Development and Resources Transportation Co., Silver Springs, Md.,
Reuben Kachadoorian, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 4, Pg. 57-59

Document Type: Feature article


A report is given on the Second International Conference on Permafrost, held in Siberia in the USSR, July, 1973. The conference covered: thermal aspect of permafrost evolution; regional distributions and characteristics; genesis and composition of frozen ground; groundwater in permafrost areas; surveying and predicting conditions; principles of construction in permafrost. Meetings on pipelines, building construction and hydroelectric power station and dam are discussed. Information on translated papers is given.

Subject Headings: Permafrost | Hydro power | Power plants | Thermal properties | Frozen soils | Groundwater | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Pipelines

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