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The Permafrost Environment

1st Edition

By Stuart A. Harris

Routledge

286 pages

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Originally published in 1986, The Permafrost Environment examines how the search for oil, gas and minerals in the arctic region instigated new and vitally important needs to understand the permafrost environment. The construction of roads, airfields, buildings and pipelines in this inhospitable environment has posed enormous problems for engineers and geologists. This book is a comprehensive review of the nature of the permafrost environment and its utilization. It looks at environmental processes and their effects and examines the management problems which result. It provides a detailed look at how normal procedures for construction etc. need to be modified to cope with the special conditions and it gives examples from throughout the arctic region, including Canada, Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and Northern Scandinavia.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. The Permafrost Identification, Nature and Processes

3. Distribution and Stability of Permafrost

4. Foundations in Permafrost Regions

5. Roads and Railways

6. Airfields

7. Oil and Gas Industry

8. Mining

9. Water Supply, Waste Disposal, and Provision of Electricity

10. Agriculture and Forestry

References

Index

Abbreviations of Units of Measure

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology