Research at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Updated 2000-06-30

Research at the DoD’s U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center - Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Activities Supported by Base Funds in FY2000 In FY2000, CRREL has continued to receive direct funds for a basic and applied engineering research program designed to improve both military and civilian operations affected by cold weather. This program does not support environmental change research directly, however many of the research results are applicable to a program like SEARCH. Further, understanding that the effects of climate change may be especially pronounced in colder regions, a common thread in CRREL’s diverse research program is a consideration of the impact of climate variability on the results of an investigation. CRREL FY00 SEACRH-related research efforts include: - Environmental quality: site characterization, cleanup, and prevention - Physical, mechanical, and electromagnetic properties of snow, ice, and frozen ground - Atmospheric boundary layer processes - Impact of ice covers in port and harbors - Permafrost degradation Outlook to FY2001 CRREL will continue its cold regions basic and applied research program. Basic research will continue to focus on improving the understanding of snow, ice, and frozen ground properties and energy exchange processes. Likewise, the applied research will look towards initiating the transition of this knowledge base into products that can be used to meet the Army objectives. A primary area of interest will be in supporting the development of combat systems that are light weight, rapidly deployed, and environmentally robust.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

FY2000 = $1,500,000 FY2001 = $1,500,000

Time frame

Status
Terminated before completion
Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Barbara Sotirin
Address
U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory 72 Lyme Road Hanover, NH 03755 USA
Phone
+1-603-646-4201
Fax
+1-603-646-4448
Email
lim.ymra.ecasu.lerrc@niritos
Other project contacts
Jackie Richter-Menge, same address Phone: +1-603-646-4266 jrichtermenge@crrel.usace.army.mil

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center U.S. Army U.S. Department of Defense

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