Accession Number : ADA135869

Title :   Diurnal Freeze-Thaw Frequencies in the High Latitude: A Climatological Guide,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Wexler,R L

PDF Url : ADA135869

Report Date : 09 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This study provide relatively simple climatological models for determining the incidence of frost days (minimum daily temperature 0 C), ice days (maximum daily temperature 0 C) and freeze-thaw days (minimum daily temperature 0 C), maximum daily temperature 0 C) throughout Iceland, Greenland, Alaska, and E. Siberia. Both area and station models yield estimates of the frequency of diurnal freeze-thaw cycles per month or year. The various models demonstrate the relationships between daily freezing conditions and the different temperature regimes. The results should improve understanding of periglacial activity and provide a means of predicting possible climatic effects on the construction of buildings, roads and airport runways. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Diurnal variations, *Freezing, *Thawing, *Models, Climate, High latitudes, Frost, Ice, Temperature, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Estimates, Daily occurrence

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE