Superstructure Icing: Non-Suitability of Current Forecasting Aids for Navy Ships.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Three currently available graphical aids nomograms for use in forecasting superstructure icing due to wind blown spray ar reviewed for applicability to U.S. Navy vessels. It is concluded that these aids are not very suitable in their present form because they are biased toward fishing trawlers and other small displacement vessels, and they do not distinguish differences in the freeboard among various vessels. A review of ongoing and recent work in the field of superstructure icing is presented. A research plan is described and recommended for improving the applicability of available forecasting aids to U.S. Navy vessels. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Marine Engineering