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Title: Effects of low ground pressure vehicle traffic on tundra at Lonely, Alaska
Authors: University of Colorado, Boulder. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.
National Petroleum Reserve (Alaska)
Abele, Gunars.
Walker, D. A. (Donald A.)
Brown, Jerry, 1936-
Brewer, Max C.
Atwood, David M.
Keywords: Low-pressure vehicles
Tundra ecology
Environmental effects
Lonely, Alaska
Environmental impact
Traffic tests
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.)) ; 78-16.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Traffic tests were conducted with two low-pressure-tire Rolligon-type vehicles and a small, tracked Nodwell for 1, 5, and 10 vehide passes on tundra near Lonely, Alaska. The traffic impact was limited to compression of the vegetation and the organic mat and a maximum terrain surface depression of several centimeters, with virtually no shearing or disaggregation of the mat. After one year, the visibility of the traffic signatures had increased, surface depression remained the same, and the thaw depth below the multiple pass tracks had increased a few centimeters. NOTE: This file is very large. Please allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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