USACE Engineer Research and Development Center's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
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Mission Statement
    To provide assessments of, and technology for winter impact on Corps structures, ice jam mitigation, cold regions hydrology, an river restoration.

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Ice Hydraulics and Engineering

  • Understanding the physics of river ice processes.
  • Development of simulation tools to resolve emerging issues.
  • Ice control for hydroelectric production.
  • Research ice forces on structures and vessels.
  • Provide guidance for ice jam flood control.
  • Lock ice control methods and design tools.

Snow Hydrology

  • Understanding climate variability impacts on snowmelt runoff patterns.
  • Provide complex snow models.
  • Conduct remote snow assessments for snow water equivalence and snow coverage area.
  • Experience in combining satellite data, ground observations, and snow modeling for hydrologic analysis of flooding.

Operational Support

  • Operational support across the world for ice jam, snowmelt, and snow/ice-related flooding events.
  • Understand dynamic events that can result in significant infrastructure damage.
  • Track and assess ice jam potential and risk.
  • Conduct site visits during significant events.
  • Maintain the Ice Jam Database.

Cold Challenges

  • Strategic defense and national facilities located in cold and remote locations.
  • Performance criteria must be adapted to provide high reliability.
  • Cold regions can add significant cost penalties to build and sustain facilities.
  • Effects of extreme cold on material and procedures.
  • Army Transformation infrastructure must support all season operations.

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Page last updated 1/2/13.

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Chief, Remote Sensing/GIS and Water Resources
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
72 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH   03755-1290

Phone: 603-646-4230 (choose "8")
E-Mail: CRREL-H&H@usace.army.mil

 

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