Accession Number : ADA254824


Title :   Desert Storm: A Focus on Terrain Analysis Support


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. 3-5 Mar 1992


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/a254824.pdf


Report Date : 05 Mar 1992


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 and prosecuting the war effort. From the 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 our combat forces and supporting activities during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Terrain Analysis Center; Providing information and initiatives.


Descriptors :   *TERRAIN , *PLANNING , *WATER RESOURCES , *MAPPING , WARFARE , IRAQ , KUWAIT , DESERTS , SAUDI ARABIA , ARABIA , COMBAT FORCES , OPERATION , RESOURCES , ENGINEERING , INTELLIGENCE , ORGANIZATIONS , SITES


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE