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Tip of the Iceberg - July 2022

Read all about what's happening at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in this month's edition of Tip of the Iceberg.


Dartmouth Interns Gain Real Experience Working for CRREL

Dartmouth student Hayden Barry, Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith, a U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering...


Making parts on demand

When ERDC team members need a custom part, engineering technician Chris Donnelly gets to work. His machine shop brings complex projects to life.


Building on thawing permafrost

Climate change is heating up Alaska and making permafrost unstable. We're working on ways to build on thawing permafrost.


Detecting airborne targets

Regaining dominance in the Arctic is an important part of the Army's strategy. We've developed a technology to detect airborne targets there.


Working and dancing on ice

Marin Blaisdell's passion for STEM made her a materials engineer at ERDC. Her passion for figure skating lets her compete at the national level.


Mapping at the speed of light

A unique team of experts uses Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to scan areas to create incredibly detailed maps of them.



The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is solving challenges in all climates, particularly Earth’s coldest regions.


At ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), we’re developing innovative solutions for science and engineering challenges in extreme environments. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.

CRREL, EPA, U.S. Coast Guard Test New Ways to Measure Smoke Density


The Engineer Research and Development Center's Cold Regions Research and Engineer Laboratory partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to test an aerial drone to determine how effective the device is for measuring air quality and environmental impact of burning oil on water.

The aerial drone is a new means of capturing these measurements, and CRREL is one of the few federal agencies with the knowledge, permissions, licenses, and facilities to accommodate an in situ burn.


A SMART scholar
8/12/2022 UPDATED
In 2016, Warren Kadoya was finishing up his master’s at the University of Arizona in Tucson — looking for a job and aspiring to continue his education by pursing a doctorate in environmental...
CRREL researchers test new modular LiDAR tower, sensors
8/12/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s (CRREL) Remote Sensing Geographic Information System Center of Expertise (RSGIS CX) is...
ERDC researcher earns patent for high performance photocatalytic material
Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith's determination to develop low energy solutions to remediate water led her to develop U.S. Patent No. 11,298,689, awarded April 12, 2022, for “Multi-spectral photocatalytic...