FLOATING ICE THICKNESS AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION -- HEATED WIRE TECHNIQUE

The thickness of floating ice is the important parameter to be measured for many applications in the fields of transportation, engineering and climatology. The requirement for accurate thickness information, with details on the ice structure, led to the development and use of the heated wire ice thickness gage. Once installed, the gage provides a means of making in-situ thickness measurements on fresh and salt water ice quickly and accurately. This report describes the measurement methods of determining ice structure from readings obtained, and details of construction of the gage complete with engineering drawings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Inland Waters Director

    Water Resource Branch
    Ottawa, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Ramseier, R O
    • Weaver, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Bull. No. 88
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM