Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Data description paper
20 Jul 2022
Data description paper |  | 20 Jul 2022

A repository of measured soil freezing characteristic curves: 1921 to 2021

Élise G. Devoie, Stephan Gruber, and Jeffrey M. McKenzie

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Soil freezing characteristic curves (SFCCs) relate the temperature of a soil to its ice content. SFCCs are needed in all physically based numerical models representing freezing and thawing soils, and they affect the movement of water in the subsurface, biogeochemical processes, soil mechanics, and ecology. Over a century of SFCC data exist, showing high variability in SFCCs based on soil texture, water content, and other factors. This repository summarizes all available SFCC data and metadata.
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