EVALUATION OF ICE MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH OPERATION OF A MECHANICAL ICE CUTTER ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Ice management problems associated with operation of a mechanical ice cutter for use in icebreaking as an aid to winter navigation are examined. The study concentrates on effects occurring after the cutting operation. Included in the evaluation are assessments of refreezing rates, movement and disposition of the slabs produced by the cutting, and an examination of effects related to ice jams. The evaluation is specific to the upper Mississippi River, in particular Pool 19 above Lock and Dam 19 at Keokuk, Iowa. It was found that most ice production during a winter occurs during a small fraction of the period of ice cover; hence removal after these short periods may allow navigation to proceed for significant wintertime periods.
Hanover, NH United States 03755-1290
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20593
- Ashton, G D
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Ice navigation; Icebreakers; Icebreaking
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice cutting methods; Ice operations; Ice penetration
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL-SR-214 Spec. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM