Will the Permafrost Remain?

Geotechnics in Permafrost Regions in Alaska

Permafrost is defined as soil that remains frozen for more than two years. At elevations less than 304.8 m (1000 ft.), it is frequently encountered north of latitude 60. It may also be...

The Need for Geotechnical Investigation
Knowledge of the subsurface conditions is needed to decide which type of foundation to use. In the discontinuous permafrost zone, some generalizations may be made about the location of...

Marginal Permafrost a Foundation Material in Transition
At the edges of the world's cold regions lie areas of marginal permafrost. It is a changing landscape that seems to be growing in extent, yet it retains chameleon-like qualities...

Some Case Histories of Pile Foundations in Permafrost
Foundations for permafrost conditions should conform to one of three basic design principles: keep it frozen, let it thaw, or thaw the ground before construction. To keep the permafrost...

A Retrospective on Early Analysis and Simulation of Freeze and Thaw Dynamics

Study of Frozen Cloddy Soils Properties as a Road Embankment Material in Permafrost Regions

Pile Design in Saline Permafrost at Longyearbyen

Permafrost Prethawing in Farming, Mining, and Civil Engineering

Design and Construction of Water Storage Tanks on Warm Permafrost in Rural Alaska

Mitigation Options to Reduce Thaw Instability Hazard at the Denali Park Mile Post 45 Landslide

Deformations of Buildings in the Cryolithozone

Design and Construction of Arctic Water Distribution Systems in Rural Alaska

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for Oil Contamination of Frozen Terrain Application

Airborne Images in the Cryolithozone Monitoring

Concept of Ensuring the Serviceability of the Roadbed of the Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk Railway on Sections of Very Icy Permafrost

Strengthening of Structures of a Mine in the North

Helical Piling Foundations in Juneau, Alaska

Conquering the Cold
Three projects—a water treatment plant, an airport, and a hydroelectric plant—illustrate how practicing engineering in Alaska differs from working in the contiguous 48 states. Permafrost,...





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