OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY OF A POLAR RESEARCH SHIP
Based on the projected developments in the Arctic regions and the corresponding lack of adequate oceanographic data in this area, the need for a research ship capable of operating in ice-covered waters has recently been established. The performance requirements for a research ship which would fulfill these needs includes the capability for breaking up to 0.46 m of level ice at a speed of 3 knots. As ice conditions in the polar regions vary as a function of time, it was decided to determine the operational limits of the ship for different geographic areas as a function of calendar month. This paper presents the results of that operational study for Arctic East, Arctic West, and Antarctica.
- Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
POAC Conference 77,
- Voelker, R P
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Ice; Ice phenomena; Navigation; Operations; Performance; Polar regions; Research ships; Ship operations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ice breakup
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Arctic operations; Polar navigation; Ship performance
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00167683
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM