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Table 2 Thermal properties of each layer used in this study

From: Permafrost thaw and ground settlement considering long-term climate impact in northern Alaska

Soil layer Depth bgs
m
Soil type Thermal conductivity Volumetric heat capacity Thermal diffusivity
kf (*-10 °C)
W/m -°C
ku
W/m -°C
cvf
kJ/m3 -°C
cvu
kJ/m3 -°C
αf
m2/s × 10− 7
αu
m2/s ×  10− 7
G 1.5 GW-GM 2.15 1.49 1280.00 1804.80 13.5 6.6
T 1.5 OL 1.20 0.60 1260.00 2700.00 4.5 1.0
1 4.6 ML 2.09 1.65 3000.10 4647.10 5.2 2.7
2 6.9 SM 2.37 1.85 2315.97 3257.79 8.8 4.9
3 8.8 SM 2.01 1.52 2080.83 2958.42 8.0 4.3
4 19.4 SM 1.99 1.43 2031.53 2936.68 7.9 3.9
5 19.8 SM 2.46 1.63 2243.67 3306.87 8.7 3.9
6 29.3 CL 1.34 1.13 2158.20 3265.67 5.1 2.8
7 33.8 CL 1.44 1.22 2298.60 3504.47 5.1 2.8
8 40.6 SC 2.27 1.64 2224.81 3207.73 8.4 4.2
9 45.0 CH 1.27 1.10 2071.58 3063.52 5.1 3.0