THE DISTRIBUTION AND MOVEMENT OF ARCTIC ICE: THE SOUTHERN BEAUFORT SEA

Commencing in 1970, a number of companies cooperated in joint research to determine whether petroleum operations could be conducted in ice-covered waters. Studies by APOA were undertaken in order to measure and predict the presence and behaviour of ice features in the southern Beaufort Sea. A number of these studies had as their aim to record not only the movement and location of ice, but to understand better the origin of ice masses and the causes of their movements. An eventual goal was to develop an ability to predict the magnitude and type of ice that may affect petroleum operations...Numerous studies of the strength of ice were conducted. Results of research into the movement and location of ice would also be valuable in assessing the feasibility of transportation both through the ice by marine vessels, and over the ice by ground transportation...Studies on ice scouring, the grounding of ice masses into the seafloor were undertaken...One of the results of the studies has been to adapt techniques of remote monitoring to record the presence, movement and magnitude of the ice features.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctic Petroleum Operators Association

    Dome Petroleum Limited, P.O. Box 200
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Pallister, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-20
  • Serial:
    • APOA Review
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Arctic Petroleum Operators Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM