Accession Number : AD0706840

Title :   PHASE BOUNDARY WATER IN FROZEN SOILS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Duwayne M.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : It is now widely recognized that water a phase boundaries plays an important and in some cases the dominant role governing heat and mass transport, electrical conduction, transmission of compression waves and other processes of importance in frozen soils. There is also an increasing recognition of the contrast between the complexity of the phenomenology of freezing and thawing and the crudeness of the concepts and models that so far have been available. This report summarizes presently accepted concepts and information and sketches an area where significant advances in knowledge are to be expected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARCTIC REGIONS, SOILS), (*SOILS, WATER), FREEZING, MELTING, INTERFACES, ICE, SILICATES, AIR, HEAT TRANSFER, MONTMORILLONITE

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE