Monitoring Program for New South Pole Station.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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Adverse climate, natural processes, and remote location necessitate consideration of environmental factors for design, construction, and maintenance of polar camps and stations that differ distinctly from those for temperate climates. During the past decade many of these factors have been encountered in the arctic and antarctic, but few have been encountered in the arctic and antarctic, but few have been sufficiently defined to permit engineering application in planning, building, and operating polar facilities. The new South Pole Station provides a unique opportunity for monitoring environmental factors affecting inland ice cap stations. Data collected during and after construction of this station will be beneficial in advancing design concepts for future stations on polar ice caps. A monitor program has been developed to obtain data on four parameters affecting stations constructed on permanent snow fields deformation, bearing pressure, temperature, and snow accumulation. Author
- Civil Engineering