UNDERWATER PROFILING OF ICEBERGS

This paper deals with the measurement of the profiles of icebergs; specifically with the underwater cross sections of free floating icebergs. Experimentation is being conducted off the east coast of Canada. A designed stage of the underwater profile system incorporating practical operating knowledge gained from previous experimentation has been realized. A dual channel sonar was procured and an acoustical range finder employed. Correlation of the data obtained provide an approximation of overall shape. In the scheme, a transducer was lowered and raised while being rotated in a horizontal plane. The iceberg is outlined in this way from a succession of stations on a 200 meter circumference about the berg. Information on the overall configuration will assist in any endeavours threatened with iceberg collisions.

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  • Pagination: p. 601-607

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  • Accession Number: 00095023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM