Accession Number:

ADA461625

Title:

Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Terrain Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAMES AND MOORE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The major purpose of the program is to assist military planners in future stationing decision. 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 environmental impact assessments.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE