The physical phenomena responsible for the different forces acting on an icebeg in transit are reviewed. A rationalization on the most convenient frames of reference to evaluate hydrodynamic and Coriolis forces is established and two geostrophic invariants are identified. The near flowfield that characterizes iceberg drag and lift is discussed, and the concept of geostrophic lift is introduced. Throughout the disucssion, special emphasis is given to the mathematical methods of attack on the topics enumerated above.

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  • Pagination: p. 315

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  • Accession Number: 00325815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM