Accession Number : AD0784283

Title :   Geographical Analog Soils Survey. Volume II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Feb-15 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Fountain,Lewis S. ; Curtice,David K.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The objective of this study was to locate land areas in the Continental United States (CONUS) that were similar in all aspects to selected land areas in other parts of the world. The purpose was to aid in the selection of land mine detection test sites analogous to strategic areas in other parts of the world. An extensive literature search was made to collect information on world soils and climates. Soils types were found in the U.S. that were analogous to those in most parts of the world if only soil depths related to land mine burial requirements were considered. The results of this program task were the source of information used to locate special test sites for a 12-month mine detection evaluation program and to find analog areas that represented European areas were to be conducted. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Soil surveys, *United States, *Mine detection, Soil classification, Land mines, Thermal properties, Soils, Analogies, Climate, Maps, Test facilities, Correlation techniques, Europe

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE