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Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers (2007)

Québec City (Québec)

Session 1 - Ice Jams: Risks, Impacts, and Mitigation

2005-06 ice jam flooding, Kaministiquia River near Fort William Historical Park
S. Beltaos, P. Boyle and K. Hryciw
Overview of Ice Jams in Three Major US Rivers
S. Daly and C. Vuyovich
Analyse de risqué d’inondation par embâcle á Châteauguay
M. Leclerc, P. Boudreau, F. Morneau, Y. Secretan et T. Ouarda
Ice Jam in Pori
M. Huokuna
Le phénomène d’hiver sur les rivières de la Roumanie – L’évolution des barrages de glace du basin hydrographique supérieur de la rivière de Bistrita
D. Stefanache
Un otil pour la concertation des experts et la coordination des actions gouvernementales lors d’embâcles at d’inondations au Québec
D. Fortin

Session 2 - St. Lawrence River and Estuary

Numerical Study of Ice Conditions, Ice Dynamics and Ice Pressure Events near the Gros Cacouna Site in the St. Lawrence Estuary (winters 1996/97 through 2002/03)
S. Senneville, F. Saucier, B. Wright and J. Tseng
Contrôle et télésurveillance de la glace dans le Saint-Laurent
L. Dupuis, S. Dumont et M. Choquette

Session 3 - Measurements and Monitoring I

Estimation of River Ice Thickness Using Artificial Neural Networks
K. Chokmani, B. Khalil, T. Ouarda and R. Bourdages
A controlled experiment to retrieve river ice characteristics from an FMCW radar system
R. Leconte, S. Daly, Y. Gauthier, N. Yankielun, F. Bérubé and M. Bernier
River ice monitoring from space; advances in satellite SAR technology and effects on application potential
J. van der Sanden
Operation Integration of Earth Observation Technology and Ice Modelling for Flood Forecasting
T. Puestow, C. Randell, K. Rollings, A. Khan and R. Picco
Quantitative validation of RADARSAT river ice maps
H. Drouin, Y. Gauthier, M. Bernier, M. Jasek, O. Penner and F. Weber
Using the FRAZIL system in support of winter river flow modeling
Y. Gauthier, L.-M. Paquet, A. Gonlazez, F. Hicks, R. Andrishak and M. Bernier

Session 4 - Ecology and Fish Habitat

Habitat use of Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo salar L.) during winter
E. Enders, M. Stickler, C. Pennell, D. Cote, K. Alfredsen and D. Scruton
Effect of winter harshness on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) egg to fry (0+) and fry to parr (1+) over-winter mortality
J.-F. Bisaillion, N. Bergeron and F. Caron
Adaptations to ice-cover conditions in salmonid fishes
A. Finstad

Session 5 - Measurements and Monitoring II

CRREL’s Ice Jam Database and Website
P. Weyrick, K. White, S. Daly, M. Bullock and J. Gagnon
River-ice effects on the estimation of the annual low flow in un-gauged cold-region basins
S. Hamilton and P. Saso
Instrument for Detecting Suspended and Surface Ice Runs in Rivers
M. Jasek and J. Marko
Application of Ground Penetrating Radar for River Ice Surveys
D. Healy, C. Katopodis and P. Tarrant
Evaluations of Reservoir Storage Loss Due To Grounded Ice During Winter Operation
O. Seidou, T. Ouarda and L. Bilodeau
Ice Jam and Response Mitigation: The Need for Cooperative Succession Planning and Knowledge Transfer
K. White, F. Hicks, S. Beltaos and G. Loss
Observed Climate Variability Impacts on River Ice in the United States
K. White, A. Tuthill, C. Vuyovich and P. Weyrick

Session 6 - Modeling

Experimental Investigation of the Pressure Distribution beneath a Floating Ice Block
K. Dow, F. Hicks and P. Steffler
Tests of Numerical Models of Ice Jams – Phase 3
R. Carson, J. Groeneveld, D. Healy, Y. She, J. Malenchak, M. Morris, J.-P. Saucet, T. Kolerski and H.T. Shen
Selective withdrawal to reduce regulation effects on ice cover downstream outlet of the Alta power plant
R. Pytte Asvall
Ice Jams, Contaminated Sediment, Dam Removal, and Bridge Scour on the Clark Fork River, Montana
A. Tuthill, K. White, C. Vuyovich and L. Daniels
Frazil-ice flooding and potential mitigation: Moira River at Belleville
S. Beltaos, M. Hulley, B. Keene and E. Watt

Session 7 - Frazil Ice

Frazil Ice Concerns For Channels, Pump-Lines, Penstocks, Siphons, and Tunnels in Mountainous Regions
R. Ettema and G. Kirkil
Modeling anchor ice presence-absence in gravel bed streams
J.-F. Bisaillon and N. Bergeron
Effect of turbulence intensity on frazil flocculation and secondary nucleation
S. Clark and J. Doering
A laboratory observation of skim ice particles
F. Unduche and J. Doering
Experimental study of formation of different types of surface ice runs
F. Unduche and J. Doering

Session 8 - Ice Jams: Risks, Impacts, and Mitigation

Dam break modeling on a river with ice cover – Needs and tools: Hydro-Quebec perspective
G. Tchamen, T. Quach, F. Aubin and A. Navarro Mellado
River Ice Breakup Strength Criteria
F. Nzokou, B. Morse, V. Roubtsova and T. Quach
Modélisation Smoothed Particule Hydrodynamics de la debacle fluviale
S. Nolin, R. Varvara et B. Morse
Video of Dynamic Break-ups on the Smoky and Peace Rivers, April 2007
M. Jasek, and K. Paslawski
Operational River Ice Forecasting on the Peace River – Managing Flood Risk and Hydropower Production
M. Jasek, E. Friesenhan and W. Granson
Ice Jam Formation and Release Events on the Athabasca River, 2007
Y. She, F. Nzokou Tanekou, F. Hicks, B. Morse, D. Keller, J. Abarca, C. Krath, S. Nolin, E. Stander, R. Andrishak, C. Mahabir and M. Richard


Étude sur l’apport des données SAR polarimétriques à la télédétection de la glace de rivière
S. Mermoz, M. Bernier, S. Allain et E. Pottier
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Analysis of the daily growth of an ice cover in a riffle and pool river reach, Rimouski, Qc, Ca.
J. Dubé, T. Buffin-Bélanger and N. Bergeron
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Field Observations of Ice Conditions in the Gros Cacouna Area during Winter of 2005
B. Wright, V. Koutitonsky and J. Tseng
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Frazil-ice blockage of Saint-Foy water intake on the St-Lawrence River
M. Richard and B. Morse
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Winter Ice Regime of the Lower Athabasca
J. Abarca, F. Hicks, R. Andrishak, D. Keller, C. Krath and P. Steffler
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Formation and evolution of the river ice cover along sedimentary links
V. Tremblay and N. Bergeron
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Physical characterization of air inclusions in river ice for the purpose of backscatter model
I. Gherboudji, M. Bernier, F. Hicks and R. Leconte
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Remote sensing of river ice during the winter of 2006-07
S. Daly, B. Tracy and Y. Gauthier
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Estimating Dam Removal Impacts on River Ice Jams Using HEC-RAS
Carrie Vuyovich
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Real-time monitoring of the response of fish to changing flow levels and ice formation in rivers using PIT and PIV technologies
P. Johnston, J.-N. Bujold, F. Bérubé and N. Bergeron
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Use of marine radar for real-time monitoring of river ice jams
B. Morse, F. Nzokou, M. Richard, D. Keller, C. Krath, S. Nolin and E. Stander
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Evidence of living algae on a freshwater fluvial lake
P. Thibeault, J.-J. Frenette, J.-F. Lapierre and P. Hamilton
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