By Steven J. Zaloga
The 1st prototype for the LVT (Landing car Tracked) used to be accomplished in July 1941, its layout in keeping with the Alligator, a tracked amphibious car built for rescue operations within the swamps of Florida. even though the early perception of amtrac operations anticipated utilizing LVTs completely as provide automobiles, at Tarawa amtracs tested their application as attack automobiles to hold troops, resulting in the advance of recent types. This ebook covers the evolution of amtracs, from the 1st LVT-1 to the LVT-7; their a variety of variations; and their use all through international conflict II and beyond.
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000). For every foot of fresh water above sea level about 40 feet of freshwater is below sea level in homogeneous soils. The condition is best exhibited by small islands and peninsulas composed of permeable sands surrounded and underlain by salt water (Figure 2-39). The head of fresh water and resistance of the pores in sand prevents saltwater from entering the middle zone and mixing with fresh water. The diffusion zone (contact) between fresh water and salt water is narrow (less than 100 feet wide) unless affected by heavy pumping.
A well-sorted, clean, coarse sand or gravel yields water freely. (a) Valleys. Alluvial valleys are one of the most productive terrains for recovering groundwater (Figure 2-18). Normally, sand and gravel form a large part of the stream alluvium so that wells located in the alluvium are likely to tap a good aquifer or series of aquifers Individual aquifers do not usually extend far, and the number and depth of water-bearing sands and grovels change rapidly from place to place. Alluvium tends to become progressively finer downstream as the stream gradient decreases and the distance from outcrops of rock increases.
Identifying suitable well sites in rock 2-15 FM 5-484/NAVFAC P-1065/AFMAN 32-1072 aquifers is more difficult than in soil aquifers. Water development in rock aquifers is more timeconsuming and costly and has a higher risk factor. However, in some areas, rock aquifers may be the only source of groundwater. Indicators of groundwater resources are those conditions or characteristics that indicate the occurrence of groundwater. No indicator is 100 percent reliable for detecting groundwater, but the presence or absence of certain indicators can be used as detection possibilities.