Title Polar icebreakers in a changing world; an assessment of U. S. needs
Author U. S., Polar Research Board, Committee on the Assessment of U. S. Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Roles and Future Needs, Washington, DC
Source 122p. . Availability: National Research Council, Washington, DC, United States. ISBN: 978-0-309-10321-30-309-10321- 5
Publication Date 2007
Notes In English. 91 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 82692. CRREL Acc. No: 61004830
Index Terms design; ice; ice navigation; Polar regions; Arctic Ocean; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; report; sea ice; Southern Ocean
Abstract This report from the Committee on the Assessment of U. S. Coast Guard polar icebreaker roles and future needs summarizes its assessment of the needs of the United States polar icebreaker fleet. Sections include: U. S. strategic interests and missions in the polar regions; Arctic environmental change and potential challenges; Polar science's key role in Earth system science; U. S. Coast Guard roles and missions; U. S. Polar icebreaker fleet; Icebreaking environments and challenges to the U. S. fleet; Analysis of alternatives for USAP resupply; Analysis of U. S. current and future polar icebreaking needs; Options for acquiring new polar icebreaking services; and Findings and recommendations. Appendices include: Statement of task; Summary from interim report; U. S. Coast Guard polar icebreaking authority and policy; Biographical sketches of committee members; and Acronyms. (mte)
URL http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11753#toc
Publication Type technical report
Record ID 279105