SEA ICE VERSUS ARCTIC OPERATIONS IN THE ALASKAN AREA

The sea ice problem confronting port and ocean engineering in the Arctic, though not insurmountable, must be resolved before the scope of operations can be extended in that harsh environment. This paper presents the sea ice problems that face surface and sub-surface shipping as well as those associated with fixed offshore platforms. In addition, verification of several 30 day sea ice forecasts are depicted as examples of the quality control exercised by Fleet Weather Facility, Suitland, Maryland.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 637-658

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM