Talk:Frost weathering

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Potholes are not frost weathering[edit]

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 ( 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[edit]

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[edit]

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)