Iceberg Utilization

Iceberg Utilization

Proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications Held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, October 2-6, 1977

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: A. A. Husseiny
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159171

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Iceberg Utilization covers the proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA on October 2-6, 1977. The book focuses on the efforts to consider the feasibility of using icebergs as alternative water and energy resources relative to the growing concern on global water and energy shortage. The compilation first offers information on the patterns of cooperation in international science and technology and evaluation of subsidiary effects and concomitant issues and challenges in iceberg utilization. The text also looks at the consideration of icebergs as potential water resource, including arctic drifting stations, remote sensing, and transport of icebergs. The book discusses elements of iceberg technology and remote sensing of thickness of icebergs, as well as sources and properties of tabular icebergs and towing, handling, processing, and selection of icebergs. The text also considers the international law problems in the acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs; ecological considerations of iceberg transport from Antarctic waters; and energy and freshwater production from icebergs. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to explore the potential of icebergs as energy and water resource.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Some Elements of Iceberg Technology


    Conference Organization

    Steering Committee

    Organization Committee

    Program Committee

    international Working Group On Iceberg Utilization

    Editorial Note



    New Patterns of Cooperation in international Science and Technology

    The Challenges of Iceberg Utilization

    Alien Ice: An Evaluation of Some Subsidiary Effects and Concomitant Problems in Iceberg Utilization

    Icebergs A Natural Resource

    West Greenland Glaciers: Iceberg Sources

    The Global Role of Antarctic Iceberg Exploitation

    Glaciers and Icebergs

    The State Of-The-Art

    A Critical Look at the Iceberg Project

    Some Elements of the Iceberg Technology

    Tracking and Selection

    Remote Sensing of Iceberg Thickness

    Utility of Microwave Radiometers for the Identification and Location of Icebergs

    Sea Ice Analysis and Forecasting Techniques

    Iceberg Thickness and Crack Detection

    Engineering and Physical Aspects

    Some Mechanisms for the Calving of Icebergs

    Iceberg Cleaving and Fracture Mechanics-A Preliminary Survey

    Strength of Icebergs During Transport

    Ice Moving in Seawater

    The Distribution, Movement and Melt Rates of Antarctic Icebergs

    Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer Effects on the Ablation of Icebergs in Seawater

    A Laboratory and Field Study of Iceberg Deterioration

    Measurement of Iceberg Draft

    Ripple Formation At Ice-Flow interfaces: Potential Effects On Iceberg Transport

    Underwater inspection of Icebergs


    Small Scale Modeling of Iceberg Transport

    Feasibility of Using Paddle-Wheels for the Propulsion of Icebergs

    Hydrodynamics of Icebergs in Transit

    A Towing Concept for Small Icebergs

    High Efficiency Iceberg Propulsion Systems

    Osmotic Propulsion of Icebergs

    Self Propelled Iceberg

    Environmental Factors Along An Iceberg Tow Route in the Indian Ocean


    The Use of Foam insulation for Transport of Icebergs

    Iceberg Protection By Foamed insulation


    Use of Floating Solar Collectors in Processing Iceberg Water

    Regional Considerations

    The Role of Iceberg Utilization Research and Development in Enhancing the Transfer of Technology in Saudi Arabia

    Making Decisions On Iceberg Utilization Based Upon Multi-Varlate Utility Theory: A Case Study —Saudi Arabia

    Yields and Energetics in Moving Unprotected Icebergs to Southern Continents

    A Pilot Program for Exporting Antarctic Icebergs

    The Role of Iceberg Utilization in Solving the Saudi Arabian Water Problems

    Delivery of Icebergs To Saudi Arabia — An Assessment

    The Coastal Soils of Saudi Arabia

    International and National Implications

    International Law Problems of Acquisition and Transportation of Antarctic Icebergs

    Some International Implications of Iceberg Transfer

    Legal/Political Aspects of Antarctic Iceberg Utilization

    An Overview of The Organizational, Management, Economic and Socio-Political Aspects of Transporting Icebergs from Antarctica To The United States

    Weather Modification

    Iceberg Utilization: Comparison with Cloud Seeding and Potential Weather Impacts

    Environmental and Ecological Aspects

    Ecological Aspects of Iceberg Transport from Antarctic Waters

    Alternate Applications

    The Application of Advanced Technology to Iceberg Utilization

    Energy and Fresh Water Production From Icebergs

    Icebergs As A Heat Sink for Power Generation

    Alternate Systems

    Use of Plastic Pods for Water Transport

    Rivers: Capture-Transport-Utilize, Alternate Water Sources

    Summaries of Workshops and Recommendations

    Locating Icebergs + Remote Sensing

    Transporting Icebergs

    Weather Modification and Environmental and Ecological Impact

    Energy Conservation, Management, Water Quality, Legal and Socio-Political Aspects of Iceberg Utilization

    Protection Techniques and Ice Conditions in Transit

    Concluding Remarks

    Comments During Summary and Recommendations Session

    Comparing This Iceberg Utilization Conference with the International Panama Canal Conference of 1879


    Appendix A: Conference Program

    Appendix B: List of Participants


Product details

  • No. of pages: 780
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159171

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A. A. Husseiny

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