Frost Heaving

The uneven lifting or upward movement, and general distortion, of surface soils, rocks, vegetation, and structures such as pavements, due to subsurface freezing of water and growth of ice masses (esp. ice lenses); any upheaval of ground caused by freezing. Syn: frost heave. 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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I 829-E Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1976, Map showing foundation conditions in the Fairbanks D-2 SW Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 829-E, 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000.
P 400-B Report
Greene, G.W., Lachenbruch, A.H., and Brewer, M.C., 1960, Some thermal effects of a roadway on permafrost, in U.S. Geological Survey, Geological survey research 1960, Short papers in the geological sciences: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 400-B, p. B141-B144.
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.