Freeze-up and break-up of fresh water lakes

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ConferenceProceedings of a Conference on Ice Pressures Against Structures: 01 November 1966, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Pages203215; # of pages: 13
Subjectlakes; freezing; liquification; ice; climatology
AbstractIn this paper, sheet ice formation, growth and melt of fresh- water lakes is described. The problems connected with estimating the date of freeze-up, maximum ice thickness, and estimating the date of break-up of fresh water lake ice are discussed. It is shown that there are two approaches to these types of problems: (a) to develop formulae based on physical principles, or (b) to make an analysis of past records to give statistical limits within which maximum ice thickness or freeze-up or break-up can be expected to occur. The comparative usefulness of the two approaches is discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10422
NPARC number20375020
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