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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    POAC Conference 77

  • Authors:
    • Voelker, R P
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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