Accession Number : AD0474577


Title :   NOTES ON HIGH ELEVATION RESEARCH WITH SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : Alford, Donald


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474577.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : The ability to operate efficiently under a given environmental condition is a prerequisite for the success of any military operation. Efficient operation presupposes an intimate knowledge of the magnitude of significant environmental features and their effect on men and material. While a great deal of information is presently available on this subject dealing with such diverse environments as polar, desert and tropical there is only limited knowledge of the environment from 14,000 to 18,000 feet and only superficial knowledge of the high alpine environment which exists above 18,000 feet on the earth's surface. That the question of operating in this environment is not whooly academic was demonstrated by the activities of the Indian and Chinese armies at elevations up to 21,000 ft in the Himalayas in 1962. Based upon the assumption that it may become necessary in the future to conduct research into this mountain environment, certain preliminary studies were made in early 1963. This paper presents some of the initial findings.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS , *MOUNTAINS , INDIA , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HUMANS , ICE , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , PERU , ACCLIMATIZATION , GEOGRAPHY , SOLAR RADIATION , HIGH ALTITUDE , SNOW , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , TERRAIN , OXYGEN


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE