Advisor

Larry W. Price

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (157 p.)

Subjects

Roads -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley, Ice crossings -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley, Frozen ground -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley

DOI

10.15760/etd.6037

Abstract

Winter roads, built from compacted snow and I or ice, are common throughout the circumpolar North. They are considered effective and economical means of providing seasonal access into permafrost terrain while minimizing the potential for environmental damage.

The purpose of this study is an appraisal of long-term environmental impacts of winter roads by comparative assessment of terrain morphology, microclimate, permafrost, soils, and vegetation, on winter road right-of-ways and in adjacent undisturbed control areas.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23865

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