Accession Number : AD0712477

Title :   PREPARATIONS OF FROST EFFECTS LABORATORY FOR PROJECT OVERHEAT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : JUN 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : Project Overheat was organized by the Military Air Transport Service, U. S. Air Force to extend the studies on the Greenland Ice Cap which were initiated in Project Snowman in 1947. The Corps of Engineers was invited to participate in Project Overheat by the Military Air Transport Service, and the Frost Effects Laboratory was designated by the Chief of Engineers to assign technical personnel, and to plan and execute investigations of surface and subsurface conditions, on the Ice Cap, in developing its use as a landing area for aircraft. After preparations had been carried to a relatively advanced stage, the U. S. Air Force found it necessary to terminate the project because of other commitments. This report summarizes the equipment preparations made by the Frost Effects Laboratory up to the time of the termination, in order that the information may be available in planning future projects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLAR REGIONS, CONSTRUCTION), (*LANDING FIELDS, CONSTRUCTION), TEST EQUIPMENT, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, SNOW, DENSITY, HARDNESS, MOISTURE, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, LOADS(FORCES), GREENLAND

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE