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
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE