Soil survey of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
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Soil survey of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico parts of Donna Ana, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro counties by R. E. Neher

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service in [Washington] .
Written in English


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Statementby Raymond E. Neherand Oran F. Bailey.
ContributionsBailey, Oran F., United States. Soil Conservation Service., United States. Dept. of the Army., New Mexico State University. Agricultural Experiment Station.
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p., [9] fold. leaves of plates :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17815045M

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Geomorphology, Soil Genesis, and Classification (Tularosa) Project/Activity: Highly gypsiferous soils in the Tularosa basin. Objective: Determine the origin, distribution, and nature of highly gypsiferous soils in the Tularosa basin of New Mexico (in support of the soil survey of the White Sands Missile Range). New Mexico has benefited greatly from federal government spending on major military and research institutions in the state. It is home to three Air Force bases, White Sands Missile Range, and the federal research laboratories Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National statehood: Nuevo México (–), . @article{osti_, title = {Radiological survey and evaluation of the fallout area from the Trinity test: Chupadera Mesa and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico}, author = {Hansen, W R and Rodgers, J C}, abstractNote = {Current radiological conditions were evaluated for the site of the first nuclear weapons test, the Trinity test, and the associated fallout zone. Particle-size distribution data used for soil texture elements shown in Fig. 1 were obtained from the White Sands Missile Range Soil Survey (Neher and Bailey, ). Those textural names correspond to the definitions for the family textural classes of Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff, ) with, for example, “skeletal” meaning a soil Cited by:

Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. APA citation style: () Off to a new world's record, the Navy's Viking No. 11 roars up from its launching stand at White Sands Proving Ground, N.M., at 4, miles an Viking, built by Martin in Baltimore, Md., climbed to miles--a new record for single stage Mexico White Sands Missile Range, Late Quaternary soils in southern New Mexico support previous work that suggested pedogenic gypsum accumulates in successive stages as a function of time, similar to pedogenic carbonate. However, gypsum also occurs as small (05–1 mm), powdery spheres that we term snowball by: The White Sands complex, a National Monument and adjoining Missile Range in southern New Mexico, occupies the dry bed of an ice-age lake where an active gypsum dunefield abuts erodible playa.

A recent reconnaissance survey at White Sands National Monument highlighted the importance of understanding the unique geology of the gypsum dunefield in order to interpret the archaeological record.   The country’s original continental nuclear proving ground had been the Trinity site, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the world’s first nuclear weapon had been tested on J In August , World War II ended with the atomic bombings of .   Dec. 14 - Nike Zeus successfully intercepts a Nike Hercules missile high over WSMR. NASA White Sands Test Facility established on July 6 "Fire on the Mountain" by Edward Abbey is published. Fictional account of John Prather´s battle with Ft. Bliss over his ranch. Abbey places it at White Sands Missile Range.   The noise jolted Joshua Fosher back to the moment he thought might be his last. The first lieutenant stood talking with a group of soldiers in a motor pool at .