Accession Number:

AD0751741

Title:

Preliminary Ecological Evaluation of the Effects of Air Cushion Vehicle Tests on the Arctic Tundra of Northern Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Of prime concern in the Arctic is the need for an efficient means of transportation over both frozen and unfrozen arctic terrain. As part of the effort to develop such a means, the Advanced Research Projects Agency established a program to determine the potential for using an air cushion vehicle ACV. Studies on the effects of ACV tests were conducted in two areas at Barrow, Alaska. One area was a drained lake bottom with a fairly homogeneous vegetation cover and soil type. The second area, much drier than the first, consisted of low-centered polygons composed of a wet tundra soil and a varying vegetation complex. The initial effects of the ACV tests in both in both areas were quite similar. darpa

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE