YEAR-ROUND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE BEAUFORT SEA FROM THE EAST VIA THE SOUTHERN ROUTE OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE, PHASE I: FINAL REPORT, ICE CLIMATOLOGY AND NAVIGATION ASSESSMENT

Phase I of this program investigated aspects of the historical ice climatology and navigational environment of the southern route of the Northwest Passage as they impact on potential year-round navigation by deep-draft icebreaking tankers. This report presents an assessment of the charted bathymetry along the southern route and an operational review of the location of aids to navigation currently maintained along the deep-draft corridor; investigates the transit experience of vessels using this route; and presents an ice climatology analysis of historical and contemporary SAR data collected from 1986-89. A complete set of navigation chart reproductions for the route are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • c1989
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canarctic Shipping Company, Limited

    Ottawa, Ontario,   Canada 

    Canadian Coast Guard. Marine Group. Executive Services Branch

    Ottawa,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Maps; Navigation
  • Geographic Terms: Beaufort Sea
  • Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM