Accession Number:

ADA458716

Title:

Fort Wainwright, Alaska (Including the Yukon Command Training Site and the Fairbanks Permafrost Station) Terrain Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

In stating the requirement for terrain analyses of selected installations, FORSCOM indicated that the purpose of the program is to assist military planners in future stationing decisions. To achieve this purpose, planners must obtain an appreciation of the on-post terrain that includes among many other things, knowledge of the suitability for conducting field training exercises involving maneuverability of troops and military vehicles. The degree of maneuverability that can be achieved is a function of several terrain factors including slope, surface configuration, soils, vegetative cover, and surface drainage, all of which are treated in the studies. Planners concerned with troop stationing also need certain off-post information such as statistics on housing, schools, hospitals, and public utilities in urban areas near installations, as well as pertinent data on air fields and ports in the vicinity. These things are also treated in the studies. Since the program under which this study was prepared is intended to serve troop stationing requirements, the support provided by the program to environmental requirements is only incidental. While some of the information contained in the studies may be useful as environmental base line data, the studies are by no means complete environmental inventories of the kind required in support of environmental impact assessments.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE