A PROBABILISTIC ICE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR CANADIAN WATERWAYS

A probabilistic climatology for marine environmental variables that affect shipping risk has been developed for the Canadian Arctic and is described. It includes the thickness, coverage and flow size of sea ice, the frequency and size of icebergs and the frequency of reduced visibility. Consistent historical data was first compiled for each variable. Probability distributions were next developed and a geographical database of statistical parameters was then constructed. The database provides a unified climatology of marine environmental conditions that is useful for engineering design, risk modeling and other planning purposes.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • PERCHANOK, M
    • Ferregut, C
    • Brown, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00658050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM