Mapping of top of permafrost using a direct current resistivity survey

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Data from a direct current resistivity survey and geologic logs from boreholes were used to map the top of permafrost at a remote Air Force installation in Alaska. This study resulted from a remedial investigation that was conducted at Eielson Air Force base near Fairbanks, Alaska under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations. The depth and continuity of the permafrost was important in determining the fate of petroleum contamination that was inadvertently discharged to the ground during earlier Air Force operations. The results indicate that the top of permafrost forms a highly irregular surface. In ... continued below

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Gilmore, T.J. & Clayton, E.A. October 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Data from a direct current resistivity survey and geologic logs from boreholes were used to map the top of permafrost at a remote Air Force installation in Alaska. This study resulted from a remedial investigation that was conducted at Eielson Air Force base near Fairbanks, Alaska under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations. The depth and continuity of the permafrost was important in determining the fate of petroleum contamination that was inadvertently discharged to the ground during earlier Air Force operations. The results indicate that the top of permafrost forms a highly irregular surface. In general, however, the top of permafrost forms a diagonal ridge at the center of the contour grid that is bordered on each side by troughs.

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OSTI as DE96001419

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  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96001419
  • Report No.: PNL--10834
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/114639 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 114639
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622828

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Gilmore, T.J. & Clayton, E.A. Mapping of top of permafrost using a direct current resistivity survey, report, October 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622828/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.