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Potholes are not frost weathering
The The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory originally published "Pothole Primer: A Public Administrator's Guide to Understanding and Managing the Pothole Problem" (Special Report 81-21) in September 1981 explains that pothles are simply the result of water-saturated soil, plus traffic. A review article (http://www.usroads.com/journals/rmj/9702/rm970204.htm) explains, "One result is potholes, especially in the spring when water saturates the roadway's ground support and weakens its ability to stand up to heavy traffic." So, frost effects are a contributing, not primary cause of potholes. I plan to delete the reference from this article. --User:HopsonRoad 14:09, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
This isn't a "Main Article," yet
This article is barely different than the section with the same name in Weathering. Unless there are plans to expand it substantially, I feel that it should be merged with Weathering. --User:HopsonRoad 01:36, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
- A more logical merge would be with ice segregation. Cheers - Williamborg (Bill) 01:58, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Frost weathering about rock, not soil systems
This article confuses frost-induced heaving mechanisms with freeze-thaw induced weathering of rock. It should only be the latter. See for, example, a University of Oslo lecture on periglacial geomorphology. It states that, "Frost weathering is controlled by geology:"
- • Rocks with high porosity are frost sensitive
- • Very permeable rocks are not frost sensitive
- • Poorly consolidated rocks are frost sensitive
- • Rock fracturing improve weathering.
Therefore, I propose to limit this article to rock only. User:HopsonRoad 00:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)