Accession Number:

AD0750270

Title:

Building Foundation Study at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Oct 70-May 72,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory NCEL investigated problems concerning subsurface temperatures, snow accumulation, and potential frost heaving beneath buildings at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Two buildings were selected for a comparative study of their effects upon earth-fill foundation and underlying permafrost. One building has an open below space beneath it for air circulation and the other is completely enclosed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE