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


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: Thermal effects | Probe instruments | Salinity | Permafrost | Thermal analysis | Salt water | Field tests | Temperature measurement

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