Student employment program – Freezing and thawing processes using passive or/and active inter-seasonal heat/cold redistribution systems to stabilize permafrost thawing or thaw permafrost.

This project seeks to understand the strength and thaw consolidation characteristics of permafrost sediments through a comprehensive laboratory program. Starting with existing laboratory data, both published and from industry where available, we will build a geotechnical permafrost soils database in collaboration with the other projects in the network. The specific data gaps, the quality and reliability of the data will inform the direction of the experimental pro- gram, adding to previous databases that have compiled mostly geotechnical index properties.