The pack ice off the Labrador coast and in the Eastern Arctic is not well defined as an engineering material. In fact, Labrador pack-ice is perhaps the least studied and the least understood ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere. The properties and behaviour of the ice, as well as the transformations it undergoes, must be understood before design criteria for structures and ships which can survive or function in this medium can be established. Such a capability is essential for the more efficient exploitation of northern fish stocks, offshore hydrocarbon development, or the establishment of year-round port facilities.

  • 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:
    • CULSHAW, S T
    • LeDrew, B R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00167684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM