Accession Number : ADA254141


Title :   Dessert Storm: A Focus on Terrain Analysis Support


Descriptive Note : Scientific paper,


Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Howard, Theodore W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254141.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : From the onset of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, the Terrain Analysis Center (TAC) of the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) was involved extensively in providing terrain and water resources information to combat forces deployed to Saudi Arabia, intelligence organizations, mapping agencies and various Federal agencies. Terrain and water resources information became vital factors in planning of the invasion routes to locating Scud-missile launch sites, a detailed assessment of terrain conditions was required by all. This paper will discuss several of the initiatives provided by TAC to out combat forces and supporting activities during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS , *TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE , WARFARE , IRAQ , KUWAIT , INTELLIGENCE , ORGANIZATIONS , SITES , TERRAIN , ENGINEERING , PLANNING , STORMS , RESOURCES , MAPPING , ARMY , WATER RESOURCES , MILITARY PLANNING , DESERTS , SAUDI ARABIA , COMBAT FORCES


Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE