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Title: Investigation of construction and maintenance of airdromes on ice, 1949-1950 : report of landings on ice for project resupply 1950, Resolute Bay phase
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Airfields
Ice runways
Snow runways
Ice construction
Snow construction
Test equipment
Ice thickness
Ice observation
Northwest Territories, Canada
Resolute Bay, Canada
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 30.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: Field observations were made at Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island, N.W.T., Canada of the operation of wheeled MATS aircraft from water-supported ice and of the construction and maintenance of this ice airfield. A brief inspection was made of the ice land runway at Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island, N.W.T., Canada on 8 April, 1950. Personnel were interviewed relative to the landing of wheeled aircraft on sea ice and the construction and maintenance of the runway at Isachsen, Ellef Ringnes Land, N.W.T., Canada. Exploratory tests were performed on the lake ice and sea ice at Resolute Bay with the Ice Mechanics Test Kit, developed by the Soils, Foundation and Frost Effects Laboratory for the Division of Oceanography, Hydrographic Office, U. S. Navy. The effectiveness of this equipment was evaluated.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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