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.
- Paper available only as part of the complete Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions (POAC), August 27-30, 1973.
Iceland UniversityDepartment of Engineering and Science
- Benedict, C P
- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Pagination: p. 601-607
- TRT Terms: Ice; Icebergs; Side looking radar; Sonar
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice profiles; Side looking sonar
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00095023
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM