Accession Number:

ADA135104

Title:

Engineering Manual for McMurdo Station. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

575.0

Abstract:

This document presents engineering methods and operational procedures that have proved successful in working with the terrain and environmental features in the vicinity of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Experience, as well as directly applied research in the McMurdo area, has provided the basis for the manual. The information could have application to other areas having the characteristics discussed in this manual however, the manual pertains specifically to McMurdo Station. Contents Physiography of the McMurdo Area McMurdo Ice Shelf Sea-Ice Sheet Properties of Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Building Design and Maintenance Utility Distribution Systems Airfields and Roads Ship Offloading Facilities Pollution Control Transportation and Construction Equipment Materials for Low Temperature Use Annotated References to Publications on Cold-Weather Construction.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE