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Title (Primary) Frontal progression of a juxtaposed ice cover on the Elbe river
Author Boehrer, B.; Tibke, M.; Suhr, U.;
Journal Journal of Hydrology
Year 2004
Department ASAM; SEEFO; HYMOD;
Volume 288
Issue 3-4
Language englisch;
Keywords River ice transport; Freezing; Ice pans; Ice floes; Juxtaposed ice cover
Abstract The passage of ice pans and the process of forming an ice cover on the Elbe river during winter 1996/1997 is described. The assumption of advecting ice pans, which assemble to a solid juxtaposed ice cover, yields a quantitative expression for the speed of the frontal progression of the ice front upriver. Observations along the Elbe river in the winter 1996/1997 over a distance of nearly 250 km, show that the progression speed indicates a consolidation by a factor of 1.27 when ice floes collide into and extend the ice front up-stream. Even in cases where nothing is known about the compaction the presented expression can be used as an upper limit for the progression of an ice front.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=3986
Boehrer, B., Tibke, M., Suhr, U. (2004):
Frontal progression of a juxtaposed ice cover on the Elbe river
J. Hydrol. 288 (3-4), 258 - 263