CAMP CENTURY EVOLUTION OF CONCEPT AND HISTORY OF DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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This report tells the story of Camp Century, an effort to learn how to construct military facilities on the Greenland Ice Cap. It describes briefly the research done by several laboratories, scientists, and engineers in achieving this objective. It discusses the development of concepts, methods, and engineering techniques which made the construction of Camp Century possible. Engineering performance of the camp and its facilities is summarized, and some of the more important reports resulting from the effort are referenced. It is concluded that subsurface ice-cap camps are feasible and practicable, that nuclear power offers significant advantages in reducing the logistical burden of supporting isolated, remote military facilities, and that the wealth of data and experience obtained from the Camp Century project will be of inestimable value in the development of designs for future ice-cap camps.
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology