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Title: Goose Lake, Montana, 1964 : accessibility field methods and logistics
Authors: Alford, Donald L.
Weeks, W. F.
Keywords: Snow surveys
Research projects
Field methods
Cold regions
Goose Lake, Montana
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 77.
Description: Special Report
Introduction: This is not a scientific paper. It is a general outline and discussion of experience gained during the planning and execution of a research project to study the physical properties of snow in a high remote mountain cirque. The field site selected was at Goose Lake in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, approximately 10 miles north of Cooke City (Fig. 1). The paper contains sections dealing with the geographical setting of the research area, problems associated with gaining access to that area, equipment and supplies, the nature of the research project, and a few comments on mountain safety. Inasmuch as this location will be used as a field site for USA CRREL projects during the next few years, this paper should also serve as a general "introduction" to the area and the problems one can expect to encounter there. It should be stressed that this paper is not a final statement on the subject of alpine logistics nor, will the techniques discussed here necessarily prove most successful. They should be considered solely as guidelines to assist in the planning of future research projects in mountainous areas.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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