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  • Sieve stack and laser diffraction particle size analysis of IMX-104 low-order detonation particles 

    Bigl, Matthew F.; Beal, Samuel A.; Walsh, Michael R.; Ramsey, Charles A.; Burch, Katrina M. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2020-02)
    When an artillery round undergoes a low-order detonation during live-fire training or an unexploded ordnance clearance operation, up to 25% of the round’s energetic contents are scattered over a small, localized area, ...
  • Snow-road light-truck tire testing 

    Melendy, Terry D.; Menke, Amelia M.; Friedman, Daphnie C.; Winter, Reed R. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2020-02)
    The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) anticipates replacing the light-truck fleet in the next 2–5 years and requested a detailed look at the potential tires to be used for ice-shelf work. The USAP fleet management ...
  • Matrix and target particle-size effects on LIBS analysis of soils 

    Beal, Samuel A.; Mossell, Ashley M.; Clausen, Jay L. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2020-01)
    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a rapid, low-cost analytical method with potential applications in quantitative analysis of soils for major and trace elements. Here we examined the effects of matrix and ...
  • Web-based monitoring of piezometers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Moose Creek Dam, North Pole, Alaska 

    Gelvin, Arthur B.; Williams, Christopher R.; Saari, Stephanie P. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-12)
    The Moose Creek Dam, completed in 1979, is a 7.5-mile long earthen dam located in North Pole, Alaska designed to protect the Fairbanks and North Pole areas from flooding by regulating flow on the Chena River. The earth-filled ...
  • Improving snow estimates over the Red River basin during the spring using empirical relationships between satellite snow water equivalent and snow-covered area 

    Letcher, Theodore W.; Vuyovich, Carrie M.; Jacobs, Jennifer M. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-12)
    Assessing rapid changes in snow storage during spring is critical for predicting river flooding along the Red River in the north-central United States. While passive microwave retrievals of snow water equivalent (SWE) over ...
  • Frost-depth penetration and frost heave in frost-susceptible soils 

    Lein, Wade A.; Slone, Scott Michael L.; Smith, Charles E.; Bernier, Andrew P.; Oren, Jared I. (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-11)
    The natural freezing and thawing of soils dramatically affects their thermal and mechanical properties. This can have destructive effects on structures built on those soils. This study developed a thermodynamic finite ...
  • 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, ...

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