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Permafrost settlement caused by climate warming in Alaska and the estimation of its damage costs for public infrastructure

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2012

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Hong, Eunkyoung, 2012, Permafrost settlement caused by climate warming in Alaska and the estimation of its damage costs for public infrastructure: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Climate models and studies indicate that the changes in the northern latitudes will be serious and accelerated. Climate warming may impact structures in the northern latitudes through permafrost settlement affecting the performance of infrastructure and increasing costs for maintenance. The material presented is organized in three main chapters. Chapter 1 describes the motivation for the research. Chapter 2 addresses the permafrost settlement hazard in Alaska. I developed the Permafrost Settlement Hazard Index, which considered anticipated climate warming and ecological characteristics which regulate permafrost settlement. I found that the discontinuous permafrost region is at more risk due to permafrost settlement than other regions [...]

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