PREPARATIONS OF FROST EFFECTS LABORATORY FOR PROJECT OVERHEAT.
ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS
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Project Overheat was organized by the Military Air Transport Service, U. S. Air Force to extend the studies on the Greenland Ice Cap which were initiated in Project Snowman in 1947. The Corps of Engineers was invited to participate in Project Overheat by the Military Air Transport Service, and the Frost Effects Laboratory was designated by the Chief of Engineers to assign technical personnel, and to plan and execute investigations of surface and subsurface conditions, on the Ice Cap, in developing its use as a landing area for aircraft. After preparations had been carried to a relatively advanced stage, the U. S. Air Force found it necessary to terminate the project because of other commitments. This report summarizes the equipment preparations made by the Frost Effects Laboratory up to the time of the termination, in order that the information may be available in planning future projects. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Civil Engineering