A Soil Boring Tool for Frost Depth Determination

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Measurements of depth of soil freezing are of importance in any complete consideration of vegetational influence on surface run-off. They provide a means of evaluating the relative effectiveness of vegetation in reducing or preventing soil freezing with resultant high run-off rates. To date there has been developed no satisfactory means of measuring depth of soil freezing on the scale required for adequate sampling. The following article describes a tool and method which with development to suit particular edaphic and climatic conditions, is believed to promise such a satisfactory means.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Central States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: June 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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