USAP Peninsula Field Manual
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USAP Peninsula Field Manual Index
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Chapter 1
Program Information Link to PDF file


Checklists 4
Environmental Guidelines 8
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Chapter 2
Communications Link to PDF file


Radios 26
Iridium Phone Instructions 28
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Chapter 3
Field Camp Operations Link to PDF file


Safety 35
Camp Put-In 37
Campsite Location 39
Shelters 41
Medical Protocols 45
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Chapter 4
Field Gear Link to PDF file


Stoves 51
Heaters 59
Sleds 60
Snowmobiles  64
Honda Generators 70
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Chapter 5
Weather Observations and Ice Assessment Link to PDF file


Antarctic Weather   75
Forecasting   76
Sea Ice Assessment   78
Ice Crack Safety Standards   81
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Chapter 6
Cargo Operations Link to PDF file


Cargo Requirements 84
Shipping Cargo and Samples to the U.S. 85
Grantee Tasks in Punta Arenas 86
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Chapter 7
Reference Information Link to PDF file


Wind Chill Chart 88
Conversion Table 89
Chilean Standard Time (CLT) to ZULU Time 90
Temperature Conversion 91
Knots 92
Glossary of Nautical Terms 93
Maps 100
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Chapter 8
First Aid Link to PDF file


Basic Field First Aid Manual 104
Hygiene 104
Examination Form (SOAP Note) 115