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Title: River Ice Jams
Editor: Spyros Beltaos
Specifications: Hard Cover, 390 pp

ISBN 13: 978-0-918334-87-9
ISBN 10: 0-918334-87-X

Price: US $75
Cat No: RIJ

A collaborative effort by several authors, contributing their unique expertise and focusing on different aspects of the ice jamming processes and associated problems

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This book addresses a subject of considerable socio-economic significance yet one that has only recently been studied in some depth. It brings together and synthesizes most of the relevant information, previously scattered in various journals, reports and conference proceedings. The book is a collaborative effort by several authors, each contributing unique expertise and focusing on different aspects of the ice jamming processes and associated problems.

Chapter 1 reviews the occurrence of ice jams and identifies their main effects. Chapter 2 gives an overview of river ice processes in general while a qualitative description of ice jam processes in particular is provided in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 summarizes the theoretical background that is being utilized for quantitative analysis and engineering predictions while Chapter 5 concentrates on numerical modelling. Where such techniques are not adequate, owing to lack of knowledge or unusual complexities, physical modelling may be the answer. Chapter 6 summarizes the state of the art on the design and use of physical models to study ice-jam related problems. Various methods to mitigate the adverse effects of ice jams are reviewed in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 discusses field data collection requirements and techniques while Chapter 9 describes a complete ice jam case study on a large Canadian river.

It is intended that River Ice Jams be a comprehensive reference, useful to readers of various backgrounds and to both beginners and specialists. For instance, it is possible to get a working knowledge of ice jam mitigation or to design a data collection program without delving into details of theoretical concepts or numerical and physical modelling methods. For readers unfamiliar with river ice processes and ice jam types, the first three chapters are requisite reading, regardless of their particular interest. ISBN - 0-918334-87-X


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