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Title: Runway site survey : Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Kovacs, Austin.
Abele, Gunars.
Keywords: Aerial inspection
Aircraft
Antarctica
Environments
Ground survey
Site surveys
Airfields
Ice runways
Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica
Operation
Runways
Terrain
EPOLAR
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.)) ; 77-14.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Two blue ice areas were surveyed in the Pensacola Mountain region of Antarctica and found suitable for runway sites. A length of 2.5 to 3 km, oriented in the predominant wind direction, is available at Rosser Ridge, requiring very little snow removal. A length of 3 km, oriented at 30° to 45° with the predominant wind direction, is available at Mt. Lechner, but considerable snow removal would be required, and some obstacles are present near both ends of the runway area. Aerial inspection disclosed one and probably two more suitable sites near the Patuxent Range.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/11883
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