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By Andrew Palmer, Ken Croasdal

There's an expanding have to build engineering constructions within the Arctic seas. The requirement is mainly generated by means of the oil and gasoline undefined, a result of colossal reserves which are identified to exist offshore within the Beaufort Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Barents Sea, the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sakhalin, the Canadian Arctic, and potentially in other places. constructions need to face up to the serious environmental forces generated by way of sea ice, a topic that's constructing speedily yet continues to be faraway from thoroughly understood. Underwater pipelines must be secure opposed to ice gouging and strudel scour, but additionally need to be built appropriately and economically. The social and human setting should be understood and revered.

this crucial e-book deliberately takes a vast view, and vividly bills for the numerous and infrequently sophisticated interactions among the several components. it really is illustrated by way of case experiences of exact initiatives.

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A good overview of ice conditions by region is contained in Annexe B of ISO 19906 [18]. This covers 21 northern regions from Baffin Bay to the Sea of Azov. ca). For detailed engineering design even more detail is often required on ice conditions and features than can be obtained from the literature. This is why there has also been, and will continue to be, focused field work as is referred to later in this book. 2 Oceanographic Context Ice forms on the surface of the ocean. It is therefore influenced by the topography of the seabed, by the marine currents that form part of the worldwide pattern of flow in the oceans, by river flows from the land, and by the atmosphere.

Scribner, New York, USA). C. (2008) Under what conditions can oil and gas development in the Arctic be acceptable, and to whom? Polar Record, 44, pp. 1-5. A. (1993) The Trans-Alaska pipeline controversy: technology, conservation and the frontier. (University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, USA). 1 Climate The Arctic covers a vast area, and has many diverse environments. Almost every physical environment found in other parts of the world can also be identified in the Arctic, where there are high mountains and featureless plains, deserts and rolling hills, cliffs, great rivers and huge deltas.

Temperature gradients themselves induce the migration of pore water. Often the water does not remain evenly distributed within the soil. When the soil freezes, the ice segregates on many different scales. The thinnest forms of segregated ice are lenses less than 1 mm thick, sometimes called ‘sirloin’ by analogy with the marbling on high-quality beef. The thickest lenses may be 1 m thick, and may be oriented horizontally as lenses or vertically as wedges. An even more dramatic formation is the pingo (Inuvialuit; Russian/Yakut bulganyakh), a striking ice-filled hill that may contain a lens 50 m thick.

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