Suivi et caractérisation de glaces fluviales par imagerie thermique

Authors: Émond, Josée
Advisor: Morse, BrianViau, Alain
Abstract: Surface ice observations on the St. Lawrence River are needed to provide a safe and effective waterway, as weil as to study climate changes. Usually made locally, ice characterization is made on a reach of 250 km between Montreal arid Quebec City, from airbome thermal imaging. lee surface temperatures are acquired, and a heat transfer equation modeled through a finite-element model links these temperatures to ice thicknesses. lee characteristics, such as concentration, size and shape, are also obtained. Operationallirnits in the form of rain, snow and fog, are encountered, as weil as maximum detectable thicknesses due to the physics of heat transfer and to the model used. Overall, infrared imaging is a well-suited technology for drift ice observations on the St. Lawrence River, but it has its lirnits, just as any other technology.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 17 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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