Accession Number : AD0691545

Title :   ACTIVE GLACIERS ON SECTION 23 OF THE RIGHT OF WAY,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Arutyunyan,S. Z.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The problems encountered by railroad men in their struggle against glaciers along the 23rd section of the railroad right of way of the Eastern Siberian Railway are discussed. Methods for reducing the hazardous effects of glaciers on railroad beds and for eliminating the glaciers themselves through proper drainage techniques are suggested. Experience over the last ten years has shown that the construction of small bridges and culverts in dry climatic areas often results in the appearance of new glaciers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAILROADS, SIBERIA), (*GLACIERS, CONTROL), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), TERRAIN, DRAINAGE, BRIDGES, PIPES, CONSTRUCTION, SNOW, THICKNESS, CLIMATE, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE