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  • Long-term durability of cold weather concrete phase I report 

    Kennedy, Danielle E.; Watts, Benjamin E.; Smith, Charles E.; Oren, Jared I. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-10)
    The placement of conventional concrete in sub-freezing temperatures necessitates costly, labor-intensive measures to prevent freezing and ensure adequate early strength. An alternative method of sub-freezing concrete ...
  • Ice management operations at Albeni Falls Dam 

    Giovando, Jeremy J.; Engel, Chandler S.; Rocks, Joseph S.; Daly, Steven F.; O’Connor, Devin T.; Hamill, Daniel D. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-10)
    Albeni Falls Dam is located on the Pend Oreille River in northern Idaho and is part of the federal reservoir system on the Columbia River, which provides flood risk reduction and hydropower generation. The Albeni Falls Dam ...
  • Influence of wetland indicator status ratings on the extent of hydrophytic vegetation during wetland delineations 

    Photos, Corinna.; Lefebvre, Lindsey E.; Klein, John.; McKernan, Cristina E.; Goulet, Jennifer J.; Lichvar, Robert. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-09)
    This study evaluated how far and how often hydrophytic vegetation exceeded the wetland boundary in three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland regions. Wetland boundaries were delineated using methods described in the Corps ...
  • Joint Base Cape Cod small-arms ranges : lead and antimony batch-reaction study 

    Barker, Amanda J.; Beal, Samuel A.; Clausen, Jay L. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-09)
    The results and documentation in this report summarize work supporting the Joint Base Cape Cod Camp Edwards Small-Arms Ranges (JBCC SARs) assessment of the potential for lead (Pb) and antimony (Sb) to migrate in soil and ...
  • Unmanned aerial systems electromagnetic induction sensor development : evaluation of commercial-off-the-shelf unmanned aerial system motor interference and mitigation in airborne electromagnetic induction sensors 

    Barrowes, Benjamin E., 1973-; Glaser, Dan R.; Quinn, Brian G.; Prishvin, Mikheil.; Shubitidze, Fridon. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-09)
    The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is supporting the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center through research and development of an unmanned aerial system (UAS)–mounted electromagnetic ...
  • Assessment of field methods for measuring mechanical properties of snow 

    Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette); Wieder, Wendy L.; Elder, Bruce C.; Beal, Samuel A.; Deeb, Elias J. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-08)
    Winter climates present a variety of surfaces that challenge vehicle mobility. Surfaces range from soft, virgin snow, to groomed snow and ice. This study evaluated the capabilities of various testing devices to measure the ...
  • Macroscale salt-crust formation on indoor playa-like test plots for dust-emission research applications : methodology assessment 

    Bigl, Matthew F.; LeGrand, Sandra L.; Beal, Samuel A.; Sopher, Ariana M.; Ringelberg, David B. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-08)
    Playas (dry lakebeds), which are often used as stable surfaces for landing zones and ground maneuver, can also be prolific sources of dust. Accurate prediction of playa susceptibility to dust emission is essential for ...
  • SnowMicroPenetrometer applications for winter vehicle mobility 

    Meehan, Tate G.; Marshall, Hans-Peter.; Deeb, Elias J.; Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette) (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-08)
    The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory provides technical support to military forces, one area being vehicle mobility modeling over snow. Many factors control vehicle performance, including the ...
  • WorldIndex database update 2018 

    Barna, Lynette A.; Daly, Steven F.; Jones, Kathleen F.; Gagnon, J. J. (John J.) (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-07)
    The primary software program for designing and evaluating pavements on military installations is the Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Engineering (PCASE) program. PCASE, which is undergoing an update ...
  • Estimating forest parameters using ground-based techniques with implications for airborne data 

    Parker, Nancy E.; Whitecloud, Simone S.; Messan, Komi S.; Quinn, Brian G.; Vermeulen, Holly H.; Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette); Aoki, Carissa F. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-07)
    Understanding forest structure and composition is critical to plan and execute troop and equipment movement in forested environments. This is especially important and challenging in denied (limited operational capability ...
  • Ice control to prevent flooding in Ship Creek, Alaska 

    Daly, Steven F.; Rocks, Joseph S.; Reilly-Collette, Marina I.; Gelvin, Arthur B. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-07)
    Ship Creek is a steep, relatively small stream that flows through Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Anchorage, Alaska. Ship Creek is a losing stream in its upper portion and a gaining stream in its lower portion, and ...
  • Visual observations and stratigraphy of the South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore) : a preliminary Holocene (~10.2 ka) accumulation record and depth-age chronology 

    Fegyveresi, John M.; Fudge, Tyler Jeffrey.; Ferris, David G.; Winski, Dominic A.; Alley, Richard B. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-07)
    We present an initial chronology for the newly drilled South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore). Annual layers observed in the visual stratigraphy of the upper 735 m indicate a total ice age chronology of 10,235 ± 51 BP (years ...
  • Measuring very high frequency and ultrahigh frequency radio noise in urban environments : a mobile measurement system for radio-frequency noise 

    Haedrich, Caitlin E.; Breton, Daniel J. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-06)
    Radio-frequency (RF) background noise is an important parameter in designing and predicting performance of RF communication and sensor systems. Modern man-made RF noise consists of unintentional emissions from sources such ...
  • Geophysical investigation at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska : subsurface features influencing Building 6385 

    Speeter, Garrett.; Bjella, Kevin L.; Saari, Stephanie P.; Maakestad, Jon B. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-06)
    The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory conducted geophysical research of subgrade conditions to aid foundation design and to address differential settlement of Building 6385 on Eielson Airforce Base, ...
  • Physical properties of highly organic soils and their importance to mobility considerations 

    Frankenstein, Susan.; Parker, Michael W. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    In this report, we begin by investigating the different methods for calculating the seasonal bearing capacity of soils, including highly organic ones such as peat. First, we present the generalized plate theories, including ...
  • Using the light weight deflectometer to assess groomed snow and ice surfaces 

    Wieder, Wendy L.; Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette); Barna, Lynette A. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    The Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) was designed to test the compaction or bearing capacity of in-place aggregate base-course materials. This study evaluated the potential of the LWD to also characterize groomed snow and ...
  • Evaluation of modeled and reanalysis estimates of frost depth through comparison to ground observations 

    Barna, Lynette A.; Vuyovich, Carrie M.; Jones, Kathleen F. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    Frozen soils can withstand heavy vehicle loads where the soils would otherwise be too weak. This is important as vehicle mobility models require input of the ground conditions to assess seasonal traffickability. Modeling ...
  • A snow runway for supporting wheeled aircraft : Phoenix Airfield, McMurdo, Antarctica 

    Haehnel, Robert B.; Blaisdell, George L.; Melendy, Terry D.; Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette); Courville, Zoe R. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    Historically, there has been a system of as many as three airfields operated at McMurdo, Antarctica, to transport cargo and personnel to and from the continent via ski-equipped and wheeled aircraft. Owing to the runways’ ...
  • Evaluation of airfield damage repair methods for extreme cold temperatures 

    Asenath-Smith, Emily.; Melendy, Terry D.; Menke, Amelia M.; Bernier, Andrew P.; Blaisdell, George L. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-02)
    To address the need for expedient repair solutions for paved runways in cold environments, airfield damage repair Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) materials were tested at temperatures down to -40 ºF. New materials ...
  • Evaluation of insulated pavements to prevent frost damage 

    Torres, Marissa J.; Stott, Alexander R.; Reilly-Collette, Marina I. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-12)
    Frost heaving is a constant burden on any facility in cold regions, causing accelerated deterioration of roadways and annual maintenance, leading to costly repairs. Insulated pavements have been demonstrated as cost effective ...

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