Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599946
Title:
The Physics of Frost Heave and Ice-Lens Growth
Authors:
Peppin, Stephen S. L.; Style, Robert W.
Abstract:
The principle cause of frost heave is the formation of segregated ice-ice lenses-in freezing soil columns. Despite much experimental and theoretical work, there remain many questions about the fundamental process by which this occurs. Frost-heave models fall into two main classes: capillary and frozen-fringe models. Which model is appropriate depends on whether there is a frozen fringe; these are difficult to observe but some experimental evidence does exist. Recent advances have revitalized the capillary model, such as the engulfment model and the concept of geometrical supercooling. Key experimental and theoretical challenges remain to be resolved. © Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711 USA. All rights reserved.
Publisher:
Soil Science Society of America
Journal:
Vadose Zone Journal
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.2136/vzj2012.0049
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1539-1663
Sponsors:
This publication is based on work supported by Award no. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); R.W. Style is funded by a Yale University Bateman Interdepartmental Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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dc.contributor.authorPeppin, Stephen S. L.en
dc.contributor.authorStyle, Robert W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:33:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:33:01Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.issn1539-1663en
dc.identifier.doi10.2136/vzj2012.0049en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599946en
dc.description.abstractThe principle cause of frost heave is the formation of segregated ice-ice lenses-in freezing soil columns. Despite much experimental and theoretical work, there remain many questions about the fundamental process by which this occurs. Frost-heave models fall into two main classes: capillary and frozen-fringe models. Which model is appropriate depends on whether there is a frozen fringe; these are difficult to observe but some experimental evidence does exist. Recent advances have revitalized the capillary model, such as the engulfment model and the concept of geometrical supercooling. Key experimental and theoretical challenges remain to be resolved. © Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711 USA. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based on work supported by Award no. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); R.W. Style is funded by a Yale University Bateman Interdepartmental Postdoctoral Fellowship.en
dc.publisherSoil Science Society of Americaen
dc.titleThe Physics of Frost Heave and Ice-Lens Growthen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalVadose Zone Journalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionYale University, New Haven, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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