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Title: Final report on preparations of Frost Effects Laboratory for Project Overheat
Authors: United States. Air Force. Air Transport Command.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Airfields
Snow runways
Ice runways
Cold weather operations
Test equipment
Ice mechanics
Snow mechanics
Project Overheat
Issue Date: Jun-1950
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Summary: Project Overheat was organized by the Military Air Transport Service, U. S. Air Force to extend the studies on the Greenland Ice Cap which were initiated in Project Snowman in 1947. The Corps of Engineers was invited to participate in Project Overheat by the Military Air Transport Service, and the Frost Effects Laboratory was designated by the Chief of Engineers to assign technical personnel, and to plan and execute investigations of surface and subsurface conditions, on the Ice Cap, in developing its use as a landing area for aircraft. After preparations had been carried to a relatively advanced stage, the U. S. Air Force found it necessary to terminate the project because of other commitments. This report summarizes the equipment preparations made by the Frost Effects Laboratory up to the time of the termination, in order that the information may be available in planning future projects.
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