Accession Number : AD0667946

Title :   BREAKUP OF ICE, MEADE RIVER, ALASKA.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Philip L. ; Kistner,Frank B.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The climatic conditions and chronology of ice breakup on the Meade River, Alaska, in 1966 are reported and documented photographically. These observations and the interpretation of aerial photography suggest that ice damming, flooding, and dam release are the typical patterns of breakup that progress repetitiously downstream. The implications of ice breakup on plant succession on river bars and on channel erosion are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, ALASKA), (*HYDROLOGY, ALASKA), RIVERS, THICKNESS, LAKES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ECOLOGY, DAMS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, FLOODS, PREDICTIONS, FREEZING, HEAT, INLAND WATERWAYS, SOILS, DEPOSITS, SEDIMENTATION

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE