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General geocryology

Author: Ė D Ershov
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Studies in polar research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This technically accurate translation of the standard Russian work on geocryology makes available for the first time in English a review of permafrost science, unique in presenting the Russian viewpoint.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ė D Ershov
ISBN: 0521473349 9780521473347
OCLC Number: 36498859
Description: xxiii, 580 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Thermal-physical, physico-chemical and mechanical processes in freezing, frozen and thawing ground and their manifestation in the permafrost regions --
1. Thermal-physical processes in freezing and thawing ground --
2. Water transfer and ice formation in soils --
3. Physico-chemical and mechanical processes in freezing and thawing ground --
4. Structure and texture of freezing and thawing soils --
5. Cryogenic geological processes and phenomena --
II. Composition, cryogenic structure and properties of frozen rocks --
6. Formation of sedimentary materials in the permafrost regions (cryolithogenesis) --
7. Composition and structure of frozen earth materials --
8. Properties of frozen soils --
9. Characteristics of the basic genetic types of frozen ground --
III. Principles of the formation and development of the frozen strata and layers of seasonal freezing and thawing --
10. Thermodynamic and climatic conditions for formation of the frozen layers --
11. Seasonal freezing and thawing of ground --
12. Development of the temperature regime and the thickness of the permafrost --
13. Taliks and groundwater in the permafrost zone --
IV. Regional features and evolution of permafrost --
14. Permafrost evolution in the Earth's history --
15. Zonal and regional features of present-day geocryological conditions in the territories of the former USSR --
16. Principles and methods for regional geocryological investigations --
V. Rational use of frozen ground and environmental protection in the course of economic development of the permafrost regions --
17. effect of different types of development on the natural geocryological environment --
18. Ensuring the stability of engineering structures in the permafrost regions --
19. Engineering geology in support of design, construction and operation of structures in the permafrost regions.
Series Title: Studies in polar research.
Other Titles: Obshchaya geokriologiya.
Responsibility: E.D. Yershov.
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