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


Checklists 5
Environmental Guidelines 15
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Chapter 2
Communications Link to PDF file


Radios 24
Iridium Phone Instructions 28
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Chapter 3
Field Gear and Operations Link to PDF file


Shelters 33
Stoves and Heaters 38
Sleds 50
Snowmobiles, Generators, and Power System 53
Honda Generator Operation 59
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Chapter 4
Weather Observations and Ice Assessment Link to PDF file


Setting up a Weather Observation Site 65
Weather Reporting Sheet 68
Sea Ice Assessment  81
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Chapter 5
Aircraft Operations Link to PDF file


Camp Put-in, Fixed-Wing   86
Camp Communications, Fixed-Wing   86
Camp Pull-out, Fixed-Wing   87
.Camp Put-in, Helicopter   88
Camp Communications, Helicopter   92
Camp Pull-out, Helicopter   93
Scientific Sample Shipment to McMurdo   93
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Chapter 6
Reference Information Link to PDF file


Knots 96
Wind Chill Chart 107
Conversion Table 110
NZDT-ZULU Time Conversion 111
Temperature Conversion 112
Maps 113