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ROV dives under Great Lakes ice

Cold Regions Science and Technology

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Abstract

Observations of the underside of ice have a wide variety of applications. Severe under-ice roughness can affect ice movements, rough under-ice surfaces can scour the bottom disturbing biota and man-made structures such as pipelines, and the flow rate of rivers is often affected by under-ice roughness. A few reported observations of the underside of an ice cover have been made, usually by cutting a large block of ice and overturning it, by extensive boring, or by remote sensing. Such operations are extremely labor-intensive and, in some cases, prone to inaccuracies. Remotely operated vehicles (ROV) can partially solve these problems. In this note, we describe the use, performance in a hostile environment, and results of a study in which a ROV was deployed under the ice in Lake Erie (North American Great Lakes).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
ROV dives under Great Lakes ice
Series title:
Cold Regions Science and Technology
Volume
16
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 89-93
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Cold Regions Science and Technology
First page:
89
Last page:
93