An attempt is made here to describe a steady-state theory of ice drift based on a balance between air-ice drag, water-ice drag and Coriolis force. Case studies of ice motion in the Beaufort Sea area are presented. Methods of computing forward and backward two-dimensional horizontal trajectories of an ice particle originating at any arbitrary point are discussed. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Symposium on Modeling of Transport Mechanisms in Oceans and Lakes, Burlington, Ontario, 6-8 October, 1975. Manuscript report series.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environment Canada

    Marine Sciences Director
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0H3
  • Authors:
    • Neralla, V R
    • Venkatesh, S
    • Danard, M B
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM