RESEARCH PAPERS: Arctic Engineering

Structure, Salinity and Density of Multi-Year Sea Ice Pressure Ridges

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J. A. Richter-Menge, G. F. N. Cox

U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, N.H. 03755

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(4), 493-497 (Dec 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231224 History: Received April 20, 1984; Revised November 08, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


Data are presented on the variation of ice structure, salinity, and density in multi-year pressure ridges from the Beaufort Sea. Two continuous multi-year pressure ridge cores are examined as well as ice sample data from numerous other pressure ridges. The results suggest that the large scale properties of multi-year pressure ridges are not isotropic, and that the use of anisotropic ridge models may result in lower design ridge ice loads.

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Topics: Density , Pressure , Sea ice , Ice , Seas , Stress , Design
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