Accession Number:

ADA095405

Title:

Sabkha Trafficability,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TETRA TECH INC PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

A working hypothesis for this research was that the original vehicle tracks across sabkhas followed meandering animal tracks, most likely those of camels. Since these original tracks across the sabkha show no apparent wrong turns, we further hypothesized that there must be some surficial characteristics of sabkha which camels and, possibly, bedouin tribesmen have learned to recognize. We, thus, endeavored to examine sabkhas to determine whether such surficial characteristics do indeed exist and, if so, then to quantify these characteristics in geotechnical-engineering terms for the benefit of future travelers. A glossary of scientific terms used in this paper is included as an addendum to this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE