Accession Number : AD0756302

Title :   Predicting Soil-Moisture Distribution in Areas of Seasonal Frost - Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Van Lopik,J. R. ; Kolb,Charles R.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report reviews the pertinent factors involved in predicting soil-moisture distribution patterns in areas of seasonal frost. Although the factors affecting such prediction methods are varied and complexity interrelated, it is concluded that useful prediction methods can be developed. It is recommended that a preliminary phase of the investigation be undertaken involving (a) the mapping of important soils-hydrologic conditions in the frost-susceptible region of North America as a guide for intelligently selecting sites for further field investigation; (b) the use of field sites, for which considerable data are already available, for detailed study of frost phenomena; and (c) a laboratory experiment to isolate variables affecting moisture and frost distribution under controlled conditions. A paper on prediction of soil moisture from soil and weather records is included herein as Appendix A. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, MOISTURE), SOIL MECHANICS, FROST HEAVE, PREDICTIONS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE