The proposed scope is to create a standard practice for handling, transportation and storage of frozen soil and rock samples in order to control the disturbance as well as the thermal and moisture regimes of the samples.
Laboratory test results for frozen soil and rock samples depend on the disturbance and thermal and moisture regimes of the samples. To obtain standardized test results, the handling, transportation, and storage of the frozen soil and rock samples need to be standardized as well.
frozen soil; sampling; frozen ground; sample protection; thermal regime; disturbance
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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