Accession Number : ADA473833


Title :   Predicting Future Training Opportunities Using the Land-Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Westervelt, James D ; Nemeth, Sarah B ; White, Michael J ; Kemme, Michael R ; Morrison, Dawn A ; Eastgate, Christa ; Ginsberg, Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473833.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : The future training/testing capacities of military installations and their surrounding regions are increasingly based on today's smart regional planning in collaboration with surrounding cities, counties, and states. Developing urban patterns around installations can be steered in a manner that ensures the continued viability of the installation to support present and future missions. Researchers have developed a two-step process to link proposed regional plans to future training/testing opportunities. The first step is to project future urban patterns that are likely to develop. This document covers the second step: identifying where military training will be tolerated, in future urban patterns, by people living near installations. It includes discussions of mathematical modeling approaches that convert projected urban patterns into maps of where noise, dust, and smoke will be tolerated by surrounding communities and where light from the communities will not interfere with night training.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *LAND USE , *MILITARY TRAINING , *URBAN AREAS , COMMUNITIES , PREDICTIONS , GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , REGIONAL PLANNING , PATTERNS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE