Accession Number : ADA113773

Title :   Sea Ice Rubble Formations in the Bering Sea and Norton Sound, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Kovacs,Austin

PDF Url : ADA113773

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The occurrence of large, grounded pressure ridge formations up to 15 m high in the coastal waters of Norton Sound and the Bering Sea is discussed. These formations periodically float free and drift about, gouging the seabed. Their mass makes them a severe threat to both floating and bottom-founded structures in these waters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sea ice, Bering Sea, Sounds(Waterways), Ridges, Pressure, Fragments, Floating bodies, Drift

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE