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Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands.

Alan Vivian Morgan

Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands.

by Alan Vivian Morgan

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Published by Published for the Geological Society of London by Scottish Academic Press in London, Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology, Vol.4, No.2, 1971.

ContributionsGeological Society of London.
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Open LibraryOL13833348M

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Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands by Alan Vivian Morgan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Trench sections excavated for a gas pipe-line north of Wolverhampton were observed to collapse because of sand infilled wedges intersecting them. The wedges form the remnants of fossil ice-wedge casts which developed in the West Midlands following the retreat of the last ice.

Selected examples of collapse features are illustrated and remedial action by: Read Volume 4 Issue 2 of Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.

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Discussion on "'Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands" by A. MORGAN (Q. Engng. Geol. 4,pp. Dear Sir, The above paper describes a pipe trench excavation, made through a till sheet north of Wolverhampton, inCited by: Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands.

Alan Vivian Morgan. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 4,1 Aprilhttps: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 4,1 April The scope of the journal, within the fidd of engineering geology, will be widely drawn.

The jomml b open to contribu- A~ vrVIAN MORG~: Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost 9 features in the English Midlands. x I I ALAN M~OWN" The classification for engineering purposes of. Tension cracks and slope failure.

Chandler, R.J. Slope stability engineering; developments and applications. Proceedings international conference on slope stability, 15–18 April The Institution of Civil Engineers. Morgan AV () Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English midlands. Q J Eng Geol Alan V.

Morgan. University of Resistivity mapping of fossil permafrost patterns in southwestern Ontario. Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands. One type, sand wedges, now grows in arid permafrost regions.

Sand wedges are similar in dimensions, patterns, and growth rates to ice wedges. Drifting sand enters winter contraction cracks instead of ice. Fossil ice and sand wedges are the most diagnostic and widespread indicators of former permafrost, but identification is by: Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

He currently co-teaches a course on Permafrost Engineering. His industrial experience and research interest focus on behavior of saline and non-saline permafrost and special problems with foundations in saline permafrost. He has directed extensiveFile Size: KB.

causes circular organisms to appear oval shaped. causes shells or bodies with large internal cavities to collapse carbonization compression between fine layers of sediment, leaving a thin film of carbon.

results in the disappearance of volatile chemicals. A.V. MorganEngineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology, 4 (), pp. Google ScholarCited by: 6. Start studying Chapter 6 Study Guide. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Finally, nearby dry cliffs cut in the Mercia Mudstone Formation (e.g. Aust Cliff, Sedbury Cliffs) reveal no sign of desiccation features of the dimensions here reported. J.R.L. ALLEN It seems most likely that the polygonal pattern mainly originated by thermal contraction cracking when the area was affected by continuous permafrost and, specifically, that it records the development and eventual degradation Cited by: Glossary of Permafrost and Related Ground-Ice Terms The aim is to summarize the available experiences publ ished in English, Russian And Chinese.

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Permafrost has a major influence on the landscape of the Arctic region and rivers flowing within it, resulting in dominance by thermokarst features. Permafrost can be up to m in thickness (Brown and Kreig ), with depths of thaw as little as 50 cm.

Discontinuous permafrost is commonly associated with the boreal forest, particularly on. permafrost is averaged over three zones: Arctic discontinuous permafrost West ( × 10 6 km 2), Arctic discontinuou s permafrost East (Asia) ( × 10 6 km 2), and Arctic discontinuou s. The Jurassic of the English Midlands has yielded, over the past three centuries, a wealth of fossil vertebrates from many other localities.

The first recorded fossil of a dinosaur found, a Megalosaurus femur, was discovered at Cornwell, Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire from the Middle Jurassic Inferior Oolite sequence (Plot, ).Cited by:   Engineering problems caused by fossil permafrost features in the English Midlands Morgan, Morgan Application of ground‐penetrating radar imagery for three‐dimensional visualisation of near‐surface structures in ice‐rich permafrost, Barrow, Alaska.

(carbon dioxide increases, causing temperatures to increase, causing CO2 to be released from the oceans which will cause CO2 to rise in the atmosphere. CO2 increase was the initial change and this causes it to occur more often.

McSaveney reported massive rock and ice falls (up to million m 3), earthquakes (up to Richter), floods (up to million m 3 water), and rapid rock-ice flow to long distances (up to km at 60 m/s) caused by “instability of slopes” in high mountain in: International Permafrost Association.Engineering functions.

Problem solving is common to all engineering work. The problem may involve quantitative or qualitative factors; it may be physical or economic; it may require abstract mathematics or common sense. Of great importance is the process of creative synthesis or design, putting ideas together to create a new and optimum solution.See SectionFigure Always begin at the top of the key.

The presence of permafrost causes the soil to key out as a Gelisol. Only a "no" answer for the first two queries would allow the spodic horizon to come into play in keying out a Spodosol.