Accession Number : ADA018175

Title :   Surface Materials and Terrain Features of Yuma Proving Ground. Part I. Summary Description.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Barnett,H. Frank , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report summarizes geologic and terrain information pertinent to the conduct of materiel testing at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. Surface features are described in two categories -- Bedrock Mountains and Alluvial Lowlands. Only the Alluvial Lowlands are extensively and continuously used in testing; they, therefore, are treated in greater detail as differing in grain sizes of materials and relative degrees of surface dissection. The distribution of surficial materials, based on mapping at a scale of 1:62,500, is generalized at a scale of 1:500,000 for this summary. The mapping program and related activities provide a basis for improvement of field environmental testing, particularly in relation to ground-vehicle mobility, surface transportability, and vulnerability to detection.

Descriptors :   *Terrain, *Mapping, *Deserts, Rock, Geology, Aerial photographs, Alluvium, Soils, Photointerpretation, Topography, Gravel, Landforms, Geophysics, Erosion, Ground vehicles

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE