14 April, 2001
Introduction: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
By Sandra Kolb, April 2001
The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is one of four sites located in Hanover, New Hampshire. CRREL is the only Department of Defense laboratory investigating solutions to issues specific to the world's cold regions.
It is through science and engineering that the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) seeks to address a broad range of topics. CRREL's mission includes conducting research to characterize the nature and impact of the effects of cold on construction, operations and maintenance for military and civilian applications. CRREL maintains extensive research and testing facilities in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the following facilities in Alaska: A field laboratory in Fairbanks, a field office in Anchorage and a permafrost research facility in Fox.
For more information on the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), investigate their user-friendly home page at http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil. Links include: About CRREL, News and Events, Research and Engineering, Reports and Products, Library, Partnering and Business Opportunities and many more. Contact information is also provided.
During my National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA) Program field experience, I was partnered with Walter (Terry) B. Tucker, research geophysicist at CRREL, for his ice characterization studies for the Sea Ice Trials 2000 of the new icebreaker, United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the Canadian Arctic http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/healy, ../tea_kolbfrontpage.html and scroll to my Arctic journals). It is because of this partnership, that Terry Tucker had the vision to perceive the potential and value of a continued education outreach opportunity by extending our partnership to include my visit to CRREL nearly one year later.
While at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) during February/March 2001, I interviewed a selection of available and willing scientists and engineers. It was my objective to profile their research for continuing contributions toward education and the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA) Program (../).
The CRREL scientists and engineers have extraordinary information and resources to share for educational outreach. I am thrilled and honored that I can facilitate this promotion to a greater audience through my CRREL profiles.
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