US Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab
Hanover, New Hampshire
Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) activities encompass engineering and basic research in support of a variety of projects at both McMurdo and Palmer Stations. At McMurdo Station, CRREL projects include snow road and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) work with the South Pole Traverse (SPoT) team, support for Fleet Operations and the McMurdo Station airfields, and studies on drainage issues and geotechnical assessments of McMurdo Station. At Palmer Station, CRREL will conduct surveys using both thermal infrared (IR) and LiDAR scanning to build a 3-D model, which includes both the thermal signature of the building along with its relative location in space. These results will be combined with existing engineering drawings to develop a more complete solution for evaluating and prioritizing energy improvements.
Field Season Overview:
Seven team members will deploy at various times, and to various locations throughout the season. They will use trucks, tracked vehicles and snowmobiles.
Deploying Team Members:
Lynette Barna (Team Leader)
Margaret Knuth (Co-PI)
Joel, Jr Kunnari