A guide to Arctic field trips

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Authors
  1. Verrall, R.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
For more than thirty years scientists and technicians from the Defence Rsearch Establishment Pacific (now defunct) whent to the High Arctic to do underwater acoustics research. During these years they developed many tricks and techniques for living and working on sea ice, and this document describes many of them. There are sections on transportation, safety and coping with the cold. Part of the document discusses sea ice: how to gauge its age and thickness, and how to establish temporary camps on it. A large section discusses the many ways of making nad maintaining holes through the sea ice - with both mechanical drills and hot-water drills. Another section describes a number of techniques for installing equipment through the ice and getting it back. The manual describes in some detail the use of equipment such as snowmobiles, tracked vehicles, gas- and Diesel-powered generators, HF radio, VHF radio, repeaters, stoves, hot-water drills and remotely operated underwater vehicles.

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Keywords
Theseus;Under-ice navigation;Winter
Report Number
DREA-TR-2000-094 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2001
Number of Pages
156
DSTKIM No
CA020143
CANDIS No
516835
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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