Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal, Jr., PhD
Using modern high-resolution aerial photographs, LiDAR, historical aerial photographs, and facility data, a hazard mapping effort identified risks to infrastructure at Thule Air Base, Greenland, based on visible terrain features, surface hydrology, and slope; the distribution of these risks were then compared to existing foundation damage. The analysis indicated abundant and widespread geotechnical hazards at Thule Air Base and a weak relationship to existing foundation damage that requires more research to understand. The resulting hazard maps provide a critical tool for risk assessment and planning as well as a model for other locations to follow.
DTIC Accession Number
Amaddio, Christopher I., "Hazard Mapping for Infrastructure Planning in the Arctic" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4938.