Cold Regions Test of Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles
U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center Fort Greely
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This TOP provides specific and general procedures for testing tracked and wheeled vehicles in a Cold Regions environment. The common characteristics of a cold region are cold temperatures, strong seasonality with distinct changes in insolation, frozen atmospheric moisture, frozen ground, and freeze thaw of water. These characteristics have moderate to high risk impacts on the operation of tracked and wheeled vehicles and are best addressed through natural environmental testing. Methods for testing vehicles for the effect of these cold-regions characteristics are a primary goal of this TOP.