Heat Flow and Permafrost

CIM Bulletin, 1972

ALAN M. JESSOP, Division of Seismology, Earth Physics Branch, Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada

This paper discusses the distribution of frozen ground in the zone of discontinuous permafrost in relation to the pattern of surface temperature. The importance of understanding permafrost in relation to surface construction and open-pit mining operations is stressed.
Keywords: Change, Conductivity, flow, Freezing, Heat, heat flow, open-pit mining, permafrost, temperature, thermal conductivity, Permafrost, Rocks, Temperature, Water, Waters