The effects of tidal jacking on ice displacement and strain in the nearshore environment

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ConferenceProc. 9th Int. Symp. on Ice: 23 August 1988, Sapporo, Japan
Pages526536; # of pages: 11
Subjectice; motion (kinematics); shorelines; sea ice; offshore ice cover movement; canadian arctic; north baffin area; ice sheet shortening; mouvement (cinématique); rivage
AbstractObservations on the nearshore movement of an ice cover were made at two locations in the North Baffin Area of the Canadian Arctic. These measurements were made at half hourly and hourly intervals for periods up to 24 hours. From these measurements, a consistent pattern of offshore ice cover movement has been observed. This has been related to a concommittant lateral shortening of the ice sheet itself. These short term measurements tend to support a tidal jacking mechanism as the cause of the observed movements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number30755
NPARC number20386106
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