Accession Number:

ADA461352

Title:

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Terrain Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GREENHORNE AND O'MARA INC GREENBELT MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The major 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 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 airfields and ports in the vicinity. These items are also treated in the studies. Because 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. Some of the information contained in the studies may be useful as environmental baseline data, but the studies are by no means complete environmental inventories of the kind required in support of the environmental impact assessments.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE