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Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

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Introduction to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover, New Hampshire, is home to...

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Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory conducts winter mobility experiments

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center civil research engineer 1st Lt. Eoghan Matthews and research engineer Dr. Sally Shoop discuss Cold...

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CRREL inducts Pangburn into Gallery of Distinguished Employees

Tim Pangburn adds his portrait to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Gallery of Distinguished Employees in Hanover, N.H.,...

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ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory breaks ground for climatic chamber building

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), along with U.S. Sen. Maggie...

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ERDC supports NASA’s mission to Mars

In the 1960s during the Cold War, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory...

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ERDC researchers study arctic sea ice

The U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) collaborated with the U.S. Navy...

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ERDC inventors earn patent for sensor planning software

Inventors at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) recently...

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Answering the Call

In late March 2020, Army 1st Lt. Eoghan Matthews, a Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold...

News

ERDC honors Holocaust Remembrance Day with virtual event
4/9/2021
An employee with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the grandson of a Holocaust survivor spoke at a virtual event April 8 to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ross...
RD20 fosters collaboration
11/5/2020
With scientists, engineers and other professionals spread across seven laboratories and multiple fields sites across the country, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) network...
ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory breaks ground for climatic chamber building
10/27/2020
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), along with U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

Research Areas

CRREL solves interdisciplinary, strategically important problems for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Department of Defense, and the Nation by advancing and applying science and engineering to complex environments, materials, and processes in all seasons and climates, with unique core competencies related to the Earth’s cold regions. Polar science and engineering continues to be a core research area as we foster partnerships across government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex problems in the following areas of focus:

 

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Addressing public needs and military readiness under all of Earth's environmental and terrain state conditions by understanding the impact of biochemical interactions of natural and anthropogenic substances.

ERB delivers engineering solutions to our Warfighters and the Nation involving systems design and development, pavements and materials RDTE, and the use of environmentally controlled facilities to test, evaluate, and improve infrastructure and equipment for use in cold regions.
To provide solutions toward sustaining operations at remote installations by understanding the impacts of extreme and austere environmental conditions on maneuver support, materiel, tactics, and military procedures in polar regions.
Efforts providing a quick capability for research and development to meet joint operational needs of combatant commanders
Efforts focused on designing and proving concepts for, and unique engineering solutions to, operational problems in the Polar Regions
Expertise providing research and development support to the USACE for flood risk communication, levee inspection, floodplain management and risk assessment

Signature Physics provides the warfighter with solutions to understand complex operational environments and the role of terrain and weather on signals across the electromagnetic and mechanical spectrum. 

We're focused on: Signature Integration; Sub-surface Wave; and Near-surface Signatures

Core Competencies: Seismic/Acoustic sensing in complex environments; Sensor performance modeling, decision making and uncertainty analyses; Sensor based security; Unexploded ordnance discrimination and assessment; All-Season near surface phenomenology

Research Tools: Ground penetrating radar; Electromagnetic induction techniques; Seismic and acoustic real-time data collection; Intrusion detection systems; High-performance computing capability; Stochastic modeling of nonlinear effects

 

Work assessing the state of snowpacks in major snow-impacted watersheds to support combatant commands

Contact

ERDCinfo@usace.army.mil

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab
ATTN: CEERD-PA-H
72 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755-1290