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Title: Sea ice rubble formations in the Bering Sea and Norton Sound, Alaska
Authors: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
United States. Bureau of Land Management.
Kovacs, Austin.
Keywords: Sea ice
Arctic Ocean
Arctic regions
Bering Sea
Norton Sound, Alaska
Offshore drilling
Offshore structures
Floating ice
Pressure ridges
Ice loads
Ice formation
Grounded ice
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 81-34.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The occurrence of large, compact, 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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