Freezing and thawing can have a profound influence on the stability, hydrology, and ecology of soils in the northern-most latitudes of the world. This symposium is the third to address the impact of freezing on the physical, chemical, or biological processes of managed ecosystems. The first symposium, "Freezing and Thawing Symposium", was held on November 13, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana. All contributions to the 1968 symposium were from the United States. Nine presentations discussed the physical processes of frozen soils while one presentation dealt with biological processes as impacted by freezing. The second symposium, "Frozen Soil Impacts on Agricultural, Range, and Forest Lands", was held on March 21-22, 1990 at Spokane, Washington. The 1990 symposium included 41 presentations given by scientists from Canada, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Approximately 25% of the presentations dealt with simulation while other presentations discussed instrumentation, climatology, physics, and chemistry of frozen soils.
Many advances in research have been made since these symposia, particularly in the simulation, biology, and chemistry of frozen soil systems. These advances have come from many countries. This symposium is an opportunity for scientists from around the world to meet and discuss frozen soil phenomena in managed ecosystems.
A complete index of submitted abstracts may be accessed by selecting either the alphabetical or chronological list below.
This one day tour includes visits to engineering and research facilities near Fairbanks. Tour registration is required prior to arriving in Fairbanks; space is limited. A tour schedule and description of tour sites is available.
Last modified 17 July 1998 by Jerry K. Radke.
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