Accession Number : ADA112535

Title :   Executive Summary Report - FY80 Geotechnical Siting Investigations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA112535

Report Date : 30 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 264

Abstract : This report contains a summary discussions of geotechnical programs that were conducted in Fiscal Year 1980 (FY 80) for U.S. Air Force's (USAF's) Missile X (MX) advanced ICBM program. The purpose of the geotechnical studies is to provide technical information to support MX siting decisions and requirements and to provide data needed by other associate MX contractors and government agencies. This effort, called Verification studies, is primarily for the purpose of verifying the suitability of areas that were identified in the prior literature-based studies. Verification study results provide more precise definition of the suitable area where MX shelters and supporting facilities can be sited. In addition, the results are used to guide the scope and location of the other geotechnical studies that are proceeding in Nevada and Utah. Other geotechnical programs summarized in this report were conducted to provide specific technical data to satisfy various MX project needs.

Descriptors :   *Valleys, Nevada, Utah, Air Force facilities, Surface to surface missiles, Sites, Surveys, Water supplies, Construction materials, Rock, Mapping, Guided missile silos, Shelters, Minerals, Earthquakes, Hazards, Gravity, Engineering geology

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE