Articulated lights are aids to navigation which mark channels with greater precision than conventional buoys. A study of the behavior of these lights in moving ice covers is described. During the testing of a USCG prototype model, the parameters varied included ice strength, thickness, and velocity. It was found that the model's behavior was clearly dependent on ice velocity and ice strength. Since this study was carried out, the Coast Guard has deployed articulated lights modified for ice conditions. Service experience with these structures is reviewed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Smith, S M
    • Strahl, D
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM