Accession Number : AD0684332

Title :   ATLAS OF ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT

Descriptive Note : Research study rept.

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Hastings, Jr, Andrew D

PDF Url : AD0684332

Report Date : Jan 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The text provides supplementary information concerning sources and reliability of a series of twenty-two maps prepared at the request of the Geophysics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. The purpose of the study was to map the distributions of various climatic and terrain phenomena which might influence the selection of unprepared landing sites for wheeled aircraft in the Arctic. The study area includes all lands north of 65 degrees North Latitude. Despite the presence of dashed isopleths over ocean areas (included to give continuity to the lines), no reliable indication of landing conditions on sea ice is intended.

Descriptors :   *ARCTIC REGIONS, *CLIMATE, *LANDING FIELDS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, FREEZING, ICE, PLANTS(BOTANY), SITE SELECTION, TABLES(DATA), TERRAIN, WIND

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE