Accession Number : AD0755815
Title : Icebergs as a Fresh Water Source: An Appraisal.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
Personal Author(s) : Weeks,W. F. ; Campbell,W. J.
Report Date : JAN 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : A history of the idea of transporting large icebergs to arid regions to provide a fresh water source is presented and the problem is considered in four main parts: Locating a suitable supply of icebergs; Calculating the power requirements necessary to transport the icebergs to a location where fresh water is needed; Calculating the amount of ice that will be melted in transit; and, Estimating the overall economic feasibility of the venture. This paper is a preliminary look at each of these aspects of the problem.
Descriptors : (*ICE ISLANDS, *WATER SUPPLIES), SITE SELECTION, MELTING, DRAG, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, DESERTS, TRANSPORTATION, TOWED BODIES, SEA ICE, WATER TRAFFIC, ANTARCTIC REGIONS
Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE