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Unformatted text preview: DZs, and other reception sites. Figure A-1. Area study outline format 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 A-1 Appendix A Area Study Outline (continued)
Date: Copies Area Study of JSOA
e. Land Use. Note any peculiarities especially in the following:
(1) Former heavily forested land areas subjected to widespread cutting or dissected bypaths and
roads. Also note the reverse—pastureland or wasteland that has been reforested.
(2) Former wasteland or pastureland that has been resettled and cultivated and is now being
farmed. In addition, note the reverse—former rural countryside that has been depopulated and
allowed to return to wasteland.
(3) Former swampland or marshland that has been drained, former desert or wasteland now
irrigated and cultivated, and lakes created by dams.
f. Drainage (General Pattern).
(1) Main rivers, direction of flow.
(2) Characteristics of rivers and streams, including widths, currents, banks, depths, kinds of
bottoms, and obstacles. Note seasonal variations, such as dry beds, flash floods.
(3) Large lakes or areas with many ponds or swamps. Include potential LZs for amphibious
g. Coast. Examine primarily for infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply points.
(1) Tides and waves. Include winds and current.
(2) Beach footing and covered exit routes.
(3) Quiet coves and shallow inlets or estuaries. General direction of mountain ranges or ridgelines,
and if hills and ridges are dissected.
h. Geological Basics. Identify types of soil and rock formations. Include areas for potential LZs for light
i. Forests and Other Vegetation.
(1) Natural or cultivated.
(2) Types, characteristics, and significant variations from the norm at different elevations.
(3) Cover and concealment. Include density and seasonal variations.
j. Water. Note ground, surface, seasonal, and potable.
(1) Seasonal or year-round.
(2) Cultivated. Include vegetables, grains, fruits, and nuts.
(3) Natural. Include berries, fruits, nuts, and herbs.
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