Guide for understanding and identifying old ice in summer

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Proceedings titleICETECH 2008: proceedings of the 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, July 20-23, 2008, Banff, Alberta, Canada
ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice 2008 (ICETECH 2008), 20-23 July 2008, Banff, Canada
ISBN9780978089610
Article numberICETECH08-149-RF
Pages351358; # of pages: 8
Subjectfirst-year ice; second-year ice; multi-year ice; key identifiers; thickness; satellite imagery; aerial observations
AbstractVisual observation is the best means of detecting hazardous ice, however operators currently have very little information at their disposal to help determine whether an ice feature is first-year, secondyear or multi-year ice. This paper describes a four-year project that was undertaken to develop a guide to explain the factors that make multi-year ice hazardous to ships and structures, and to illustrate the key parameters that can be used to identify different types of sea ice. The guide is entitled Understanding and Identifying Old Ice in Summer. Its more than 200 pages of information are meant to supplement, and help interpret, observations from ships, offshore platforms, aerial reconnaissance and satellite imagery.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
NotePaper No. ICETECH08-149-RF
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21277247
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