Development of a database for iceberg sightings off Canada's East Coast

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Ice, IAHR'06
Conference18th International Symposium on Ice (IAHR’06), August 2006, Sapporo, Japan
Pages8996; # of pages: 8
AbstractIcebergs are a significant hazard for shipping and other operations conducted off Canada's east coast, such as oil drilling. Iceberg sightings have been made for almost 400 years. Currently, iceberg sightings are carried out by the International Ice Patrol, the Canadian Ice Service, and the offshore oil industry. Over the past seven years, a database has been developed which contains these sighting data. The paper describes the database and a summary of the data. Efforts are currently underway to expand the database with flight track information to increase the utility of the database by enabling iceberg spatial densities to be calculated, as it is not feasible to perform continuous sampling of the vast areas of interest. Sample results are presented.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12340955
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