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Title: Climatic information for application in designing and testing U.S. Army Material
Authors: Niedringhaus, Thomas E.
Keywords: Climate
Climatic criteria
Climatic design types
Daily weather cycles
Climatic elements
Climatic extremes
Solar radiation
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0474.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: This report provides values and other information or the application of extreme climatic conditions in the RDT&E of Army materiel. Values are given for operational conditions and storage and transit conditions. The two sets of climatic criteria are necessary in order to satisfy requirements that equipment be capable of specified performance levels under all but the most severe natural climatic conditions, and that equipment can survive the most severe-expected induced climatic conditions for long periods of time without losing the specified performance capabilities when the more benign natural conditions return. Climatic criteria are provided for four climatic design types· hot, basic, cold, and severe cold. Each of these design types is represented by one or more daily weather cycles of temperature, solar radiation, and humidity. Anticipated extreme levels for additional environmental elements (rain, snow, icing phenomena, wind, sand and dust, ozone concentration, freeze-thaw, and atmospheric pressure) are also provided. A map of the areas of occurrence of climatic design types is included to illustrate the distribution of climatic conditions for which criteria are provided.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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