Soil freezing and forest cover

TitleSoil freezing and forest cover
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1941
AuthorsBelotelkin, K. T.
Conference Name9th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 9th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJanuary 1941
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I-B:
Conference LocationSacramento, California
KeywordsFrost penetration in forests, Frost penetration in soils

The depth and time of soil freezing and the rapidity of thawing are related to type of forest cover, effect of snow cover, forest litter, natural internal soil drainage, and soil texture. (Item 1292 Bibl. prepared by Purdue Univ.) Data were collected from plots laid out at the Gale River Experimental Forest in northern New Hampshire. Three seasons of data are available for plotting of graphs showing the three seasons of data. No definite conclusions are drawn.In discussion Dr. J.E. Church relates some of his observations. Paul L. Bean lists 7 conditions for frost in the ground and relates data and studies carried on in New Hampshire and Maine. Walter T. Wilson relates studies of frost penetration to freezing of water pipes in Wisconsin.