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Title: The 50-man winter camp at Tuto, Greenland
Authors: Lufkin, Linwood E., 1936-
Keywords: Cold weather construction
Permafrost foundations
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Waste water
Water distribution
Water supply
Thule Air Base, Greenland
Camp Tuto, Greenland
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 214.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: In 1965 a U.S. Army research camp was constructed near Thule, Greenland. Research needs, site conditions and available equipment strongly influenced design and construction. Data collected from other facilities in Greenland were used to establish space, utility and power requirements. Orienting structures to minimize snow drifting, elevating floors to prevent degradation of permafrost, and protection of utility lines from freezing were given particular attention. Timber spread footings resting on non-frost-susceptible fill were used to support two rows of wooden T-5 Arctic buildings, interconnected by a corrugated steel passageway. Water was piped 4470 ft. from a glacial lake and waste water discharged into a lagoon downwind of the facility. Excavation of permafrost with a routing tooth was the major construction problem. The extra effort expended to consider the special problems of the Arctic site was fully justified: snow drifting and utility problems were minimal and the overall performance of the facility exceeded that of several previously constructed camps. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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