Tidal Power and Migratory Ice in the Minas Region of the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Testing Buoyancy of Sediment-Laden Cakes of Ice

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THE VIEW FROM SPACE of the Inter-Tidal Mudflats in the Minas Region of the Bay of Fundy, Where Thousands of 10 to 100 Tonne Cakes of Ice Migrate From the Mudflats into the Tidal Currents Each Winter
PHOTOS: MASSTOWN, Nova Scotia, of Sediment-Laden Ice
PHOTOS: SHUBENACADIE, Nova Scotia, of Sediment-Laden Ice
PHOTOS: MAITLAND, Nova Scotia, of Sediment-Laden Ice
PHOTOS: SUMMERVILLE, Nova Scotia, of Sediment-Laden Ice
PHOTOS: PARRSBORO, Nova Scotia, of Sediment-Laden Ice (Under Construction)
PUBLICATION 2011: SUMMARY OF IMPACT OF ICE ON THE HARVEST OF TIDAL ELECTRICITY IN THE BAY OF FUNDY, CANADA 2006-2011
PUBLICATION 2010: OpEd
2009 TESTING BUOYANCY of Samples of Sediment-Laden Cakes of Ice Grounded on the Inter-Tidal Mudflats of the Minas Region of the Bay of Fundy
PUBLICATION 2008: REVIEW OF EVIDENCE for Sub-Surface Ice in the Bay of Fundy
PUBLICATION 2008: ENGINEERING ISSUES IN THE HARVEST OF TIDAL POWER
PUBLICATION 2007: SUMMARY AND UPDATE of Surface Ice in the Bay of Fundy
PUBLICATION 2006: DOCUMENTATION of Surface Ice in the Bay of Fundy
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Some Samples of Cake Ice Contain So Much Sediment They Do Not Float

This non-floating sample of stained ice contained over 200 grams of sediment per 1000 cubic centimetres of ice.

When Cakes of Ice Are Negatively Buoyant, They May Strike Tidal Current Harvesting Devices Moored at Any Depth.