Accession Number : AD0741269

Title :   Investigation of Construction and Maintenance of Airdromes on Ice 1946-1947. Report of Investigations.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA

Report Date : MAY 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 320

Abstract : A preliminary investigation of the feasibility of and methods for the design, construction and maintenance of airdromes on ice was conducted by the Soils Laboratory of the New England Division during the 1946- 1947 fiscal year. The phenomena of formation and melting of ice were reviewed. A few of the pertinent characteristics of snow were examined. Data on locations and characteristics of possible airdrome sites in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic were compiled, and maps were prepared. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ICE, *LANDING FIELDS, *ARCTIC REGIONS, SNOW, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, BRAKING, AIRCRAFT TIRES, MELTING, SEA ICE, LAKES, RIVERS, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, THICKNESS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE