The paper attempts to make technical information on glaciological and ice engineering aspects of the problem more readily available to the interested planner or engineer. Specific conclusions include: (1) No unprotected iceberg, no matter how long or wide, would be likely to survive the ablation caused by a long trip to low latitudes. (2) Icebergs that have a horizontal dimension exceeding 2km may well be prone to breakup by long wavelength swells. (3) To avoid the dangers associated with an iceberg capsizing, the width of a 200-m-thick iceberg should always be more than 300 m. (4) For towing efficiency the length/width ratio of a towed iceberg should be appreciably greater than unity. (5) For a pilot project, the selected iceberg would have to be quite small, if for no other reason than the practical availability of tug power. (Au)

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00179801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM