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Title: Extending the useful life of DYE-2 to 1986. Part II, 1979 findings and final recommendations
Authors: United States. Air Force. DEW Systems Office
Tilton, Philip
Tobiasson, Wayne
Keywords: DEW line
Greenland
Cold regions construction
Structural analysis
Ice cap facilities
Life extension
Radar stations
Life extension
DYE-2
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.)) ; 80-13.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A major construction effort is needed at DEW Line Ice Cap Station DYE-2 to extend its useful life to 1986. That work should be done as soon as possible because the truss enclosure is deteriorating rapidly. Although a 210-ft sideways move as was accomplished at DYE-3 in 1977 is technically feasible, the alternative of backfilling the truss enclosure with ice is expected to cost about $2.7 million less. Unless there is a strong possibility that DYE-2 will be needed for many years beyond 1986, the ice backfill alternative is recommended.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12364
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