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The dynamics of iceberg drift Napoleoni, Jean-Gerard Pascal


This thesis presents numerical models constructed for the prediction of iceberg drift,. The need for such models arises primarily from the need to protect drilling vessels offshore Labrador from the risk of collision with drifting icebergs. A discussion of the different possible drift models is presented. After commenting on the numerical results obtained with these models, a method is proposed for analyzing the past trajectory of an iceberg in order to determine coefficients necessary for predicting its drift.

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