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Title: Recommendations for vehicle dust control at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Authors: Seman, Peter M.
Keywords: Antarctica
Cold regions
Dust control
McMurdo Station
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Test and evaluation
Unsurfaced roads
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; SR-12-1
Abstract: A network of unsurfaced roads runs throughout McMurdo Station—road segments between densely spaced buildings and storage areas and to the ice shelf transition—that receive constant vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Primarily, vehicle traffic on the unsurfaced roads of Ross Island creates airborne dust, leading to several problems. Dust poses both safety and health hazards, and leads to the loss of material from the roadway itself. In addition, dust generation is influenced by the unique environment and dry climatic conditions. The purpose of this report is to 1) identify standard vehicle-generated dust control measures that are potentially applicable in cold climates, 2) discuss the unique conditions at McMurdo Station that may influence the performance of these measures, and 3) recommend the most promising measures to test and evaluate.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL SR-12-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 106 pages/7.527 Mb
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