Accession Number:

ADA051814

Title:

Runway Site Survey, Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Two blue ice areas were surveyed in the Pensacola Mountain region of Antarctica and found suitable for runway sites. A length of 2.5 to 3 km, oriented in the predominant wind direction, is available at Rosser Ridge, requiring very little snow removal. A length of 3 km, oriented at 30 deg to 45 deg with the predominant wind direction, is available at Mt. Lechner, but considerable snow removal would be required, and some obstacles are present near both ends of the runway area. Aerial inspection disclosed one and probably two more suitable sites near the Patuxent Range. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Meteorology
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE