Accession Number : AD0275502

Title :   POINT BARROW TRIALS. FY 1959. INVESTIGATIONS ON THICKENED SEA ICE

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DYKINS,J.E. ; FUNAI,A.I.

Report Date : 23 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : During the winter of 1958-59, trials were conducted at Point Barrow, Alaska, to investigate techniques for increasing the thickness of sea ice. Several test pads, were constructed on a natural ice sheet by various experimental methods. Each technique was studied from the standpoint of the construction problems involved and certain characteristics of the ice produced. The temperatures, salinities, densities, and strengths of the various types of constructed sea ice were compared with those of natural sea ice. Basically, three methods of surface-thickening natural sea ice were investigated: confined flooding, free flooding, and spraying and sprinkling. Free flooding was the most promising of the techniques studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ICE, SIMULATION, TEST METHODS, THICKNESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE