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Table 4.

Soil water migration and changes in the three different elevation treatments.

ProcessingSoil depth/cmMoisture content before freezing/%Maximum freeze migration rate/%Migration rate during ablation/%
Ground elevation 0 to 30 20.17 +51.50 −32.80 
30 to 50 23.45 −42.50 +39.60 
0.5 m platform 0 to 30 15.27 +12.60 −22.90 
30 to 50 18.56 −14.90 +13.20 
1.0 m platform 0 to 30 9.24 +4.30 −6.50 
30 to 50 11.52 −7.10 +3.67 
ProcessingSoil depth/cmMoisture content before freezing/%Maximum freeze migration rate/%Migration rate during ablation/%
Ground elevation 0 to 30 20.17 +51.50 −32.80 
30 to 50 23.45 −42.50 +39.60 
0.5 m platform 0 to 30 15.27 +12.60 −22.90 
30 to 50 18.56 −14.90 +13.20 
1.0 m platform 0 to 30 9.24 +4.30 −6.50 
30 to 50 11.52 −7.10 +3.67 

Note: Mobility = water content during freezing period (melting period) − initial water content; ‘+’ represents an upward migration of the water; ‘−’ indicates a downward movement of the water.

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