Updated temperature, salinity and strength distributions for old ice

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Proceedings titleIceTech '11
ConferenceThe 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Ships and Structures in Ice, July 28-31, 2014, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Article numberICETECH14-134-RF
Subjectold ice; ice temperature; salinity; borehole strength; flexural strength; probability of exceedance
AbstractThis paper presents updated distributions of the temperatures, salinities and borehole strengths of old ice, as a function of time of year. Thousands of measurements are compiled from old ice floes across the Arctic. Probability of exceedance curves are used to show the more ‘extreme’ values that can occur at various depths in the ice, whereas properties over the full ice thickness are obtained from (i) the means of populations and (ii) by depth-averaging measurements from the same borehole.
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AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21277251
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