Arctic Operations Technical Needs. Volume 2. Appendix A. Arctic Resources.
Technical rept. 15 Feb-15 Aug 1971
SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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A crucial question in the evaluation of the importance of arctic resources to the countries concerned, including the United States, is the feasibility of economic transportation of the resource to non-arctic markets. In view of the above factors this survey of arctic resources is mainly confined to the resources of the arctic regions, or collection points which are in the Arctic and must operate under arctic conditions. It appears that major interest lies in the field of energy fuels. This situation results mainly from the anticipated heavy future demands of industrial society. The interest in the Arctic is whetted in turn by indications that the arctic region is, in fact, rich in precisely those resources. The resource survey, therefore, emphasizes energy fuels of the region, which means mainly its oil and gas resources.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies