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Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers (2009)

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Session 1 - Ice Measurement

Estimation of Frazil Particle Size and Concentration from SWIPS Measurements in the Peace River: an Assessment of Options and Prospects
J. Marko and M Jasek
Frazil Ice Measurements Using the Shallow Water Ice Profiling Sonar
T. Ghobrial, M. Loewen and F. Hicks
Suspended frazil ice detection using multi-frequency underwater acoustic devices
M. Richard, B. Morse, J. Edmond and S. Daly
Surface Ice Observations on the St. Lawrence River Using Infrared Thermography
J. Edmond, B. Morse, M. Richard, E. Stander, and A. Viau
Investigation of the use of GPR for characterizing river ice types
F. Bérubé, N. Bergeron, Y. Gauthier and Y. Choquette

Session 2 - Freeze-up and Frazil

Conceptual model of river ice formation along sedimentary links
N. Bergeron, T. Buffin-Bélanger, V. Tremblay and J. Dubé
Frazil ice as a geomorphic agent
G. Allard, T. Buffin-Bélanger and N. Bergeron
2-D Modeling of Ice Cover Formation Processes on the Athabasca River, AB
A. Wojtowicz, F. Hicks, R. Andrishak, M. Brayall, J. Blackburn and J. Maxwell
Frazil ice problems in changing climate conditions
M. Huokuna, J. Aaltonen and N. Veijalainen

Session 3 - Ice Processes and the Environment

Detection of Trends in Ice Season Characteristics of New Brunswick Rivers
B. Burrell, H. Arisz, D. Scott and J. Devenney
Interannual field observations and analysis of river ice dynamics at a fluvial transition on the Rimouski River, Québec
J. Dubé, T. Buffin-Bélanger and N. Bergeron
Variations in Anchor-Ice Crystal Morphology Related to River Flow Characteristics
E. Kempema and R. Ettema
Observations of aufeis formation in Jarvis Creek, Alaska
J. Zufelt, S. Daly and A. Gelvin

Session 4 - Ice Hydraulics

Developing winter flow rating relationships using slope-area hydraulics
S. Beltaos
Helical cell motions in a small Ice-covered meander reach
S. Demers, T. Buffin-Bélanger and A.G. Roy

Session 5 - Ice and River Regulation

River Ice Management Implications of Midwinter Jamming
B. Burrell and P. Tang
Mitigation of Elevated River Freeze-up Levels by Revised Flow Regulation
M. Jasek and B. Trevor
River ice implications related to water power production in Norway
R. Pytte Asvall
Modeling of dam break wave propagation in an ice-covered channel
T.F. Nzokou, B. Morse, J.-L. Robert, M. Richard and E. Tousso
Modeling Ice Cover Consolidation during Freeze-up on the Peace River, AB
F. Hicks, R. Andrishak and Y. She

Session 6 - Poster Presentations

Winter Hydrodynamics of the Upper Peace-Athabasca Delta
R. Andrishak and F. Hicks
Abstract only
SWIPS Field Deployment during Freeze-up 2008
T. Ghobrial, M. Loewen and F. Hicks
Abstract only
Influence of Mackenzie Delta Breakup on the Timing and Duration of Water Overflow on the Outer Delta Sea Ice Surface
M. Belanger, F. Hicks, S. Solomon and M. Loewen
Abstract only
Suitability of Aerial GPR Deployments for River Ice Thickness Mapping
N. Kovachis, J. Maxwell and F. Hicks
Abstract only
Sediment Transport in Ice-Covered Rivers: A Prospect Research Project
B. Turcotte, N. Bergeron and A.G. Roy
Abstract only
Satellite Radar Observations of Spring Ice Breakup in the Mackenzie Delta
J. van der Sanden, H. Drouin, S. Beltaos and F. Hicks
Abstract only

Session 7 - Ice Jams and Breakup Forecasting

Field Studies of ice breakup and jamming in the Mackenzie Delta
S. Beltaos and T. Carter
On the use of dendrochronology to analyse ice jam occurrences at a fluvial transition on the Ouelle River, Quebec
S. MacNider Taylor, T. Buffin-Bélanger, D. Arseneault and B. Hétu
Long Lead Forecasting of Peak Flow during Breakup Using Fuzzy Logic
L. Zhao, F. Hicks and A. Robinson Fayek
Analysis of Observed 2008 Ice Jam Release Events on the Hay River, NWT
D. Watson, F. Hicks and R. Andrishak
2-D Modeling of Ice Processes on the Hay River, NWT
M. Brayall and F. Hicks

Session 8 - Ice and Infrastructure

Ice Considerations in the Design of Modern In-Stream Structures
A. Tuthill, C. Vuyovich, I. Knack and H. Shen
Ice interactions at a dam face
B. Morse, E. Stander, A. Cote, J. Morse, P. Beaulieu, A. Tarras, P. Noël and Y. Pratt

Session 9 - Remote Sensing

Potential of RADARSAT-2 for the Monitoring of river Freeze-up Processes
J. van der Sanden, H. Drouin, F. Hicks and S. Beltaos
Ice Observations on the Churchill River using Satellite Imagery
A. Pryse-Phillips, R. Woolgar, K. Rogers, M. Lynch, S. Warren, T. Puestow and C. Randell
Investigation of RADARSAT-2 and TERRASAR-X data for river ice characterization from remote sensing
S. Mermoz, M. Bernier, S. Allain, E. Pottier and Y. Gauthier
Improved Satellite-Based River Ice Monitoring Using Dual-Polarized SAR Imagery
K. Russell, S. Warren, C. Howell, T. Puestow, C. Randell, A. Khan, C. Mahabir, P. Tang, D. Burakov and N. Novik