Accession Number : ADA133223

Title :   Elements of an Iceberg Deterioration Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Robe,R Q

PDF Url : ADA133223

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A model of iceberg deterioration using loss of mass has been developed which is based upon gross iceberg characteristics and environmental factors. The significant iceberg characteristics have been determined to be waterline length, height above water, and class (drydock, pinnacle, tabular, or domed). The environmental factors used are water temperature, wind speed, and wave height and period. The reduction of mass has been assumed to be the result of forced convective melting of ice undercut by the waves. This model is designed to be in a form simple enough so that the deterioration can be easily computed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Icebergs, Shape, Deterioration, Melting, Wind velocity, Ocean waves, Height, Frequency, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE