By Ben Colbourne. Iceberg Decay modeling. Why Is iceberg decay prediction important ? . The rate of iceberg deterioration is important to those modeling iceberg drift and associated threats posed to commercial fishing, transport, and resource development industries in iceberg-prone waters .
By Ben Colbourne
International Ice Patrol map showing know iceberg positions,
Data collected through observation flights
Iceberg Collapse in Battle Harbour NLIceberg Decay Factors
Cracking and Calving
A good question is:
“How many of these factors can be accurately modeled using computer flow analysis”
To create standard simple series of ice melt experiments and data sets that can be used to aid in the verification and calibration of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics models to simulate iceberg melting.
Rough representation of flow around an iceberg
Preliminary Set up experiments
Tank set upDye / Visualization
Shape Before Melt
Shape After Melt
This work would be suited to a person with advanced computer modeling experience.