Accession Number : AD0631733

Title :   TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTAL/MOBILITY STUDIES, PANAMA, 1961(SWAMP FOX I).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WILSON NUTTALL RAIMOND ENGINEERS INC CHESTERTOWN MD

Personal Author(s) : Duke,James ; Grenke,William ; Roberts,James

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : During Operation Swamp Fox I this study was designed to describe all factors of the tropical forest environment of eastern Panama which affect overland movement. Topics covered are climatology and meteorology, geology, physiography, soils, trafficability, hydrography, botany, and cultural geography. Included are field observations and literature reviews. It is concluded that the major deterrents to mobility in the area traversed by Swamp Fox I were slippery soils on slopes, narrow gullies, and dense jungle growths. It was also concluded that the area traversed by Swamp Fox I was not in all respects typical of surrounding areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOBILITY, PANAMA), (*TRAFFICABILITY, *PANAMA), (*GEOGRAPHY, PANAMA), (*TRANSPORTATION, PANAMA), TROPICAL TESTS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, CLIMATE, METEOROLOGY, SOCIAL SCIENCES, GEOLOGY, TERRAIN, HYDROLOGY, SOILS, SOIL MECHANICS, PLANTS(BOTANY)

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE