Principal Investigator:Kennedy, Kurt Licenced Year(s):
Ice in the Canadian Arctic often cracks and splits, sometimes forming leads. When an offshore oil drilling platform is struck by a piece of ice, it has been observed that in many cases the ice will split. Once the floe has split, the force it can exert on the drilling platform is greatly reduced. This research is intended to determine why and under what conditions ice floes split. A number of ...