Spatial Analysis of Ice Charts

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by Daniele Veneziano, MIT, Dep of Civil Engineering, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Luc Chouinard, MIT, Dep of Civil Engineering, Cambridge, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore:

Abstract: Spatial approaches to ice environment modeling can not only lead to better local hazard predictions but also produce regionalizations that are useful for construction, navigation, and other operations in the Arctic. Methods from multivariate statistics and visual image processing can be used to automatically identify geographical regions with similar ice characteristics. Of the many methods in the literature two are selected, adapted for the analysis of ice-chart information, and applied to Canadian Beaufort Sea data.

Subject Headings: Ice | Spatial analysis | Data processing | Imaging techniques | Construction management | Natural disasters | Risk management | Environmental issues | Navigation (geomatic) | Arctic | Beaufort Sea

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