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Title: Methods of building on permanent snowfields
Authors: Mellor, Malcolm.
Keywords: Snow
Cold weather conditions
Arctic construction
Undersnow camps
Camp Century
Ice cap
DEW Line
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 3 sect. A2a.
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: Construction on the polar ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica is a challenge, mainly because of the mechanical and thermal sensitivity of snow, the major constructional material. Adverse weather, logistical difficulties, and lack of experience add to the problem to make every project a costly experiment. This monograph describes the development of building in, on, and of, snow, beginning with the Eskimo snowhouse for temporary shelter, and leading to permanent installations like 6500-ton steel structures above the snow surface, and a large subsurface encampment maintained with the help of a nuclear reactor. The work is introductory to other monographs dealing with specific aspects of design, construction and operation. NOTE: This is part of the "Cold Regions Science and Engineering" series of monograms published by CRREL
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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