Ice interaction with Adams Island, winter 1982-83

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Proceedings title7th International Symposium on Ice: Hamburg, August 27-31, 1984
ConferenceIAHR: 7th International Symposium on Ice Proceedings: 27-31 August 1984, Hamburg, West Germany
Subjectice; natural environment; winter; islands; adams island, lancaster sound, northwest territories, canada; ice cover interactions with island; environmental factors; ice movement; strain rates; stress
AbstractA small island (200 m in diameter) is being used to study the interaction of the ice cover with the island and the response of the ice cover to the environmental driving forces. The environmental factors of wind, air temperature, current and tide were measured. Horizontal movements of the ice cover varied from 10 cm per day in March to 2 cm per day in June. The direction of movement did not correspond to wind or current direction. Average strain rates measured with small (0.3 m) gauge length strain meters and large (~100 m) triangular arrays were of the order of 10-⁹ s-¹. Direct measurements of stress and values calculated from the strain rate were of the order of 100 kPa.
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PublisherHamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteReprinted as NRC technical report DBR Paper No. 1295, 1985.
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23000023
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