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Studies in Polar Research : General Geocryology - E. D. Yershov

Studies in Polar Research

General Geocryology


Published: 19th August 2004
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In the cold regions, freezing of the ground presents major geotechnical and environmental challenges. In Russia, oil and gas gives these regions special economic and geopolitical significance. After glasnost, it became evident that research there was more comprehensive but the problems far greater than elsewhere. This translation of a wide-ranging account of the effects of freezing and their importance for geotechnical undertakings, has been prepared by an international team of specialists. It makes available a uniquely readable and technically accurate review, especially valuable to international organisations and those involved in joint ventures. The English edition of the 16-sheet geocryological map of Russian has been prepared by the same international team. For more details please see: www.freezingground.org/map or contact Scott Polar Research Institute, (Attn. Prof. P. J. Williams), Lensfield Rd., Cambridge, CB2 1ER, UK. - or e-mail: pjw1005@cus.cam.ac.uk.

' ... a full and detailed account of the Earth's frozen ground.' Bryn Hubbard, Geological Magazine 'General Geocryology deserves praise from periglacial scientists and engineers because it makes an unique and authoritative contribution in the English language to our understanding of frozen-ground phenomena.' Julian Murton, Quaternary Science Reviews

Processes in Freezing, Frozen and Thawing Ground
Thermal-physical processes in freezing and thawing ground
Water transfer and ice formation in soils
Physical-chemical and mechanical processes in freezing and thawing ground
Structure and texture of freezing and thawing soils
Cryogenic geological processes and phenomena
Composition, Cryogenic Structure and Properties of Frozen Rocks
Formation of sedimentary materials in the permafrost regions (cryolithogenesis)
Composition and structure of frozen earth materials
Properties of frozen soils
Characteristics of the basic genetic types of frozen ground
Formation and Development of the Frozen Strata and Layers of Seasonal Freezing and Thawing
Thermodynamic and climatic conditions for formation of the frozen layers
Seasonal freezing and thawing of ground
Development of the temperature regime and the thickness of the permafrost
Taliks and groundwater in the permafrost zone
Regional Features and Evolution of Permafrost
Permafrost evolution in the Earth's history
Zonal and regional features of present-day geocryological conditions in the territories of the former USSR
Principles and methods for regional geocryological investigations
Economic Development of the Permafrost Regions
The effect of different types of development on the natural geocryological environment
Ensuring the stability of engineering structures in the permafrost regions
Engineering geology in support of design, construction and operation of structures in the permafrost regions
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ISBN: 9780521607575
ISBN-10: 0521607574
Series: Studies in Polar Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 19th August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.07