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dc.contributor.authorZottola, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-27T18:30:33Z
dc.date.available2016-04-27T18:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6512
dc.descriptionPresented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCEen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to investigate the feasibility of installing thermosyphons at Drew Point, Alaska to mitigate thermally-induced coastline erosion. Portions of the northern Alaska coastline have been receding at increasing rates and putting in peril infrastructure, environmental habitats, and small villages. Slowing or eliminating the erosion would prevent emotional village relocations and costly infrastructure maintenance and relocations. Climate and soil data from Drew Point and Barrow, Alaska are used as input variables in a numerical modeling software program to determine accurate soil thermal properties to be used in a thermosyphon design. Generalized cost considerations are presented and it is determined that thermosyphons may be an effective mitigation strategy to combat coastal erosion, however, future additional modeling could optimize a design and provide for refinements in the cost analysis.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract / Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / Acknowledgements / Introduction and Background / Objective and Methodology / Data Collection and Climate Analysis / Modeling / Heat Transfer Analysis / Thermosyphon Design / Discussion / Conclusion / Referencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectcoastline erosionen_US
dc.subjectthermosyphonsen_US
dc.titleFeasibility of Thermosyphons to Impede the Progress of Coastal Permafrost Erosion Along the Norther Coastline of Alaskaen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T13:11:12Z


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