Accession Number:

AD1103800

Title:

Arctic Transportation Problems

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

To study arctic and subarctic transportation problems to include types of equipment, maintenance methods and limitations. 2. Discussion. - A. Arctic transportation presents many complex and difficult problems due primarily to the extreme climatic conditions and the terrain. When the weather is good, during the summer months, the terrain is practically impassible due to tundra, muskeg and swamps. When the weather is severe and almost beyond human and mechanical indurance during the winter months, the terrain is trafficable because of its frozen condition. Appendix A, General Discussion of Arctic Regions Altogether different types of equipment are used for summer and winter travel.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE