THE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT AND THE ARCTIC SURFACE EFFECT VEHICLE

This report summarizes the advances in understanding of the Arctic which have come about since the inception of the ARPA Arctic Surface Effect Vehicle Program in 1970, primarily as the result of CRREL's participation. Major efforts to increase knowledge of sea ice, terrestrial, and coastal topographic features are described. Special emphasis is placed upon the quantitative understanding of pressure ridging. Other areas of major interest are atmospheric characteristics and ecological effects. A list of publications generated is included. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available as Chapter 2 of the Arctic Surface Effect Vehicle Program Technology Summary Documents, Volume 2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    72 Lyme Road
    Hanover, NH  USA  03755-1290
  • Authors:
    • Sterrett, K F
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARPA Order-1615 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM