To understand the melting of ice which is moving in sea water, the interdisciplinary team at the Naval Postgraduate School searched for advanced theoretical equations on the subject while simultaneously looking for the results of experimental work. The theoretical work of Dr. Owen Griffin at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., came to the attention of the NPS scientists, and the team asked Dr. Griffin to extend his melt equations, which include consideration of heat, mass, and momentum transfer under conditions of laminar flow, to take account of turbulent flow. Unable to discover significant experimental work on the subject of glacial ice moving in sea water, the team decided to conduct experiments on moving ice in (sea) water (1) to test and verify or modify Dr. Griffin's equations, and (2) to determine the rates of melt, volumetric changes and associated volumetric dimensions.

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  • Accession Number: 00325813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM