Accession Number : AD0712653

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF AIRDROMES ON ICE 1947-1948. REPORT OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS OBSERVERS ON PROJECT SNOWMAN OF ATLANTIC DIVISION, ATC.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : DEC 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : Project Snowman was organized and carried out by the Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command during the summer of 1947 in order to investigate a portion of the Greenland Ice Cap with the objects of determining search and rescue procedurs and equipment appropriate for that area and of determining feasibility of using the Ice Cap surface for air operations. The report presents principally the observations and tests made by the Engineer Observers during Project Snowman. However, some data developed by other members of the Project are also included which are pertinent to the overall problem of construction and maintenance of airfields on the Ice Cap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, *ICE), GREENLAND, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, SNOW, LANDING GEAR, LOADS(FORCES), DEFORMATION, STATISTICAL DATA, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE