Accession Number : AD0642837

Title :   ICE ENGINEERING-ANALYSIS OF THE GROWTH OF SEA ICE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 65-May 66,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mettler,A. J. ; Stehle,N. S.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The major theoretical equations for the growth rate and thickness of sea ice are analyzed in order to facilitate the prediction of ice thickness in areas where direct measurement is difficult. It is shown that the more primitive equations are special cases of the more complex ones, and it is concluded that at present, Kolesnikov's equation should be used for ice-thickness calculations. Based on this equation, graphs illustrating the way in which variables and parameters affect ice thickness, a simplified equation for rapid approximation of ice growth, and a computer program are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), DYNAMICS, THICKNESS, EQUATIONS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), THERMODYNAMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, WIND, SNOW

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE