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ground that is permanently frozen

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Builders of a 500-mile oil pipeline through discontinuous permafrost from Northwest Territories to Alberta in Canada planned to flow the oil at ground temperature when the line started up in 1985.
that avoids dangerous discontinuous permafrost zones.
Difficult ground conditions including both continuous and discontinuous permafrost, as well as seismic issues, can make it difficult to distribute the pipeline load safely.
Impacts will be particularly severe in the so-called discontinuous permafrost regions, which include the interior of Alaska south of the Brooks Range.
It crosses the Brooks Range through Atigun Pass, and the rugged ground and discontinuous permafrost soils pose construction challenges.
Mention discontinuous permafrost to an engineer from Outside, and you may get a blank stare.
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