DEVELOPMENT OF A SEA-ICE PENETROMETER

A 50-lb, pencil-shaped projectile has been developed and tested for use in determining the thickness of sea ice. The device contains an accelerometer and a radio that transmits to a receiving station aboard a launching aircraft. In the tests the thickness of the ice (when it was completely penetrated) or the depth of penetration (when only partly penetrated) was calculated to within about 3 in., on the basis of data obtained by the penetrometer while it was in the ice.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • McIntosh, J A
    • Young, C W
    • Welsh, J P
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Accession Number: 00048425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM