LIGHTERING WITH AIR CUSHION VEHICLES

Arctic and western Alaska have only year round air service and annual marine shipments. The marine mode is used less and consumers depend more on the scheduled flights into their communities for nearly all their goods...Air strips in the area are sometimes marginal and the weather often is, especially since there are also minimal navigation and approach aids. Because this mode is highly regulated and requires a great deal of expertise to operate, the consumer is completely dependent on the government and usually the unions. These disadvantages make the system particularly vulnerable...This article explores the situation and takes a look at an alternative to strengthen an obviously weak link, that of moving goods from ship to shore. (Author)

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    University of Alaska, College

    Geophysical Institute
    College, AK  United States  99701
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, B
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 12-21
  • Serial:
    • Northern Engineer
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Geophysical Institute
    • ISSN: 0029-3083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM