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This can be minimised by careful maintenance and overhaul of machinery: in Greenland "the overhaul dates for the diesel engines have been extended so much that an annual overhaul of the engines is sufficient" (DK, Add. 2, p. 43) and everywhere by the installation of excess capacity (Table 3). The isolation of northern settlements demands that there be reserve generating ability in the event of equipment failures. This is particularly true where facilities are unmanned. In smaller a^mmunities this is often the case.

Heinke, pp. 81,83) Carmunications The last ten to fifteen years have seen revolutionary changes in arctic telecommunications , aided in particular by the development of microwave networks and the use of geostationary satellites. A quantitative measure of the practical effects of this revolution is indicated in Figs. 2 and 3, showing the growth of domestic and international telephone traffic in Greenland. Local telephone systems developed gradually, but interurban service was prevented by the topographical conditions, which excluded the laying of cables between towns.

TRENCH (in non-solid ground) 1 : 20. Figs. 5 and 6. Normal requirements (depth and materials) for underground piping. Depth at which piping is installed varies according to climate and permafrost conditions; the example in Fig. 5 is for Godthab. 34-35). 56 Human Settlements in the Arctic WATERMAINS AND S E W E R IN THE SAME T R E N C H , 1 :20. Layer of coarse masonry. Backfill, max. size of stones is 20 cm. 10 cm thick, reinforced concrete slab, where crossing roads. Coarse sand or ungraded sea materials, max corn size is 64 mm.

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