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  • June

    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 during the annual Sea Ice Dynamics Experiment (SIDEx) from February through March 2020 by predicting potential breaks in sea ice.
  • ERDC inventors earn patent for sensor planning software

    Inventors at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) recently received a patent for sensor planning software tools designed to assist the U.S. Soldiers’ need to identify effective placement locations for sensors to accomplish their mission. Led by Research Physical Scientist Dr. David “Keith” Wilson, the research team, consisting of CRREL’s Signature Physics Branch, received the patent for their “System for Modeling Intelligent Sensor Selection and Placement” in July 2019.
  • ERDC Soldiers serve in the fight against COVID-19

    Although the vast majority of employees with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are Department of Defense civilians, the select few U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the ERDC are making a significant impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Soldiers from across the ERDC have deployed around the country to aid in the fight against the disease, many mobilizing to “hotspots” to confront the unique challenges of fighting an unseen enemy.
  • May

    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 Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), received a call. The instructions were cryptic but direct: “Pack a bag, and be ready to go somewhere in the Northeast.”
  • ERDC researchers model COVID-19 for the Nation

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – When the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Dr. Brandon Lafferty sleeps these days, he dreams about predictive models. That’s because since mid-March, Lafferty, a researcher from the ERDC Environmental Laboratory, has been helping lead ERDC’s Modelling and Simulation Team develop the ERDC Susceptible Exposed Infected Recovered ⸺ or SEIR ⸺ model for COVID-19, and it’s an intense effort.
  • April

    Discovering the Mural in Permafrost

    In the forests of Fox, Alaska, carved into a frozen hillside is a unique manmade 350-meter long research tunnel. Situated on a 16-acre parcel near the confluence of Goldstream and Glenn Creeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility was excavated deep into a large block of discontinuous permafrost that has been going through several recent periods of expansion. The expansion project began back in 2011, taking advantage of the digging seasons when the ground is at its coldest, with an overall project goal of expanding the tunnel facility to better support ongoing and growing research and engineering needs. The most recent expansion effort, this year, has added 300-feet of new tunnel, improved 200 feet of the existing tunnel and added links between the old and new tunnel sections at several locations, to include at an interface between subsurface bedrock and overlying gravels.
  • March

    CRREL Site Visit

    Students from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, also located in Hanover, February 24, 2020. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute believes that regardless of age, learning never stops. This winter, they offered the course “Hot Topics at the Cold Regions Lab,” giving 46 students — made up of mostly retired professionals from a variety of backgrounds — the opportunity to hear from CRREL scientists and engineers about the type of work they do for laboratory and the ERDC.
  • July

    Corps Water Quality Committee visits Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    HANOVER, N.H. (July 18, 2019) – “It’s the first time the Corps’ Water Quality Committee has met at
  • March

    Corps researcher invents non-metallic improvised explosive device detector

     VICKSBURG, Miss. -- A simple scientific question by a fellow laboratory researcher led Research Physicist Dr. Benjamin Barrowes to invent the High Frequency Electromagnetic Induction instrument, now proving successful in detection tests of low and non-metallic improvised explosive devices known as Warfighter-threatening IEDs.
  • Corps features world-leading researchers during Women’s History Month

    HANOVER, N.H. (March 25, 2019) — Dr. Susan Taylor, a micrometeorite expert and civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and Jackie Richter-Menge, Arctic sea ice authority and recently retired ERDC-CRREL researcher, served as keynote speakers during the laboratory’s Women’s History Month activities.
  • February

    Corps expert explains why Arctic matters

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (Feb. 11, 2018) --When the “polar vortex” dipped down into the United States more
  • December

    Academic and industry partners collaborate at annual Materials Science Community of Practice Meeting

     VICKSBURG, Miss. (Dec. 11, 2018) – More than 75 participants — including researchers from five U.S.
  • June

    Survivability of ice stress on Arctic energy and communications pod tested

    Working alongside the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Woods Hole
  • May

    RD18 promoted collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (May 15, 2018) -- RD18 ‟Where researchers come to meet” was a thriving marketplace
  • Corps extends Permafrost Tunnel and Mission

    HANOVER, N.H. (May 4, 2018) -- In Fox, Alaska, lies hidden a unique scientific treasure, the
  • Army Corps chief knowledge officer receives Kent State University Award

    KENT, Ohio (April 19, 2018)--Dr. Richard Detsch, chief knowledge officer and senior program analyst
  • April

    Weatherly named chief of Terrestrial and Cryospheric Sciences Branch

    HANOVER, N.H. (April 3, 2018)—Dr. Joseph Corriveau, director of the Cold Regions Research and
  • Research to enhance mechanical recovery of oil in Arctic conditions

    HANOVER, N.H. (March 29, 2018) --Nathan Lamie recently led a demonstration of strategies to increase
  • Cold Regions Lab wins Hanover snow wars

    HANOVER, N.H. (March 29, 2018)--Recently, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s
  • March

    Kimball Union Academy visits Cold Regions Lab

    HANOVER, N.H. (March 7, 2018) – Researchers Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith and Dr. Ben Barrowes shared

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