Accession Number:

AD0755815

Title:

Icebergs as a Fresh Water Source: An Appraisal.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A history of the idea of transporting large icebergs to arid regions to provide a fresh water source is presented and the problem is considered in four main parts Locating a suitable supply of icebergs Calculating the power requirements necessary to transport the icebergs to a location where fresh water is needed Calculating the amount of ice that will be melted in transit and, Estimating the overall economic feasibility of the venture. This paper is a preliminary look at each of these aspects of the problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE