Accession Number : AD0786126

Title :   Ice Scour on the Northern Continental Shelf of Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,L. D.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : There appears to be considerably less ice scouring inside the ten fathom curve than outside. The decrease is in frequency, width and length, however, there is little decrease in relief of scour. The ten fathom curve acts as a barrier sill to the relatively constant draft ice islands. Although they are grounded during heavy storms and with considerable scour, the ice islands are generally not permanently grounded. The design of any offshore facility on the North Slope must account for ice scour. (Author)

Descriptors :   Ice Islands, *Alaska, Sea ice, Offshore, Storms, Icebreakers, Structures, Ice reporting, Aerial reconnaissance, Side looking sonar, Ice penetration, Arctic regions, Continental shelves

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE