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Frost Cracking

The contraction cracking of frozen ground, and ice on lakes and rivers, at very low temperatures; the formation of frost cracks. Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., eds., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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RI 2019-8 Report Map
Koehler, R.D., Reger, D.R., Spangler, E.R., and Hubbard, T.D., 2019, Assessment of geomorphology and geologic hazards in the Parks Highway-Minto Flats-Dalton Highway infrastructure corridor: Cook Inlet to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2019-8, 82 p., 4 sheets. http://doi.org/10.14509/30100
OF 60-111 Report Map
Pewe, T.L., and Paige, R.A., 1960, Frost heaving of piles with an example from Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 60-111, 179 p., 7 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

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