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Title: Operations and logistics of ice-cap Party Crystal, 1954
Authors: Benson, Carl S.
Keywords: Party Crystal
Cold weather operations
Logistics
Snow vehicles
Instruments
Equipment
Shelters
Greenland
Snow
Ice
Glaciers
Supplies
Snow surveys
Research projects
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 25.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Party Crystal was a small mobile scientific party whose purpose was to make snow studies on the ice cap, as a part of the Corps of Engineers activities in northern Greenland in the summer of 1954. The over-all rate of travel was slow, with a great deal of time spent at test stations en route, Wannigans were used for living quarters and weasels for hauling the wannigans and a variety of scientific equipment. Fuel consumption averaged 1.8 mi/gal. The 5-in-l and C-rations which formed the bulk of the food supply were not satisfactory because of the weight involved —7.4 lb/man/day including packaging were required. It is expected that the operational details will be useful for planning future projects of this nature and, to a certain degree, for planning any small ice-cap party.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/6014
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