Modelling of iceberg drift using wind and current measurements at a fixed station

Soulis, Eric David (1976) Modelling of iceberg drift using wind and current measurements at a fixed station. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

During the summer of 1972 a major oceanographic investigation was conducted in the Labrador Sea by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Wind velocity measurements taken at sea and on shore, current velocity measurements from a fixed array of current meters, and iceberg trajectory measurements recorded from shore-based radar are analysed. A statistical study shows that an iceberg's movement can be modelled within 20% from wind and current measurements. The average response of icebergs to wind and transitory current effects is presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5272
Item ID: 5272
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 54-55.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1976
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Icebergs; Sea ice drift; Ice--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador; Labrador (N.L.)

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