Past workshop proceedings
Browse past proceedings of the Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers or search for papers by title, author, or year.
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State-of-the-Art Reports, Monographs, and Books
These foundational publications provide a good starting point for students, practitioners, and researchers.
River Ice Formation
Edited by S. Beltaos (2013), published by CRIPE, 552 pp.
Comparative Testing of Numerical Models of River Ice Jams
R. Carson, S. Beltaos, J. Groeneveld, D. Healy, Y. She, J. Malenchak, M. Morris, J-P. Saucet, T. Kolerski, and H.T. Shen. (2011). Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38: 669-678.
River Ice Breakup
Edited by S. Beltaos (2008). Published by Water Resources Publications, LLC. Learn more…
T.D. Prowse (2000). Monograph prepared for CGU-HS CRIPE, IAHR, and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: published by Environment Canada, Saskatoon, 63 p.
River Ice Processes in Tidal Rivers: Research Needs
B. Morse, B. Burrell, A. St. Hilaire, N. Bergeron, D. Messier, and T. Quasch; edited by J.C. Doering (1999). Proceedings 10th Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, 388-399.
Primer on Hydraulics of ice covered rivers
Edited by K.S. Davar, S. Beltaos, and B. Pratte (1996). Jointly published by the CGU-HS CRIPE and Environment Canada, Fredericton.
River Ice Jams
Edited by S. Beltaos (1995). Published by Water Resources Publications, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Environmental aspects of river ice
Task Force on Environmental Aspects of River Ice. Edited by T.D. Prowse and N.C. Gridley (1993). Published by National Hydrology Research Institute, Saskatoon, Science Report No. 5.
River Ice Jams: field studies and research needs
National Hydrology Research Institute, Saskatoon, Science Report No. 2, 1990, written by S. Beltaos, R.Gerard, S.Petryk, T. Prowse.
Optimum operation of hydro-electric plants during the ice regime of rivers, a Canadian experience
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1990, written by Task Force on winter operation of hydro-plants, co-ordinated by T. Wigle. View PDF… (182 MB)
Frazil and anchor ice, a monograph
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1982, written by G. Tsang. View PDF… (3.7 MB)
Hydraulic resistance of ice covered rivers
A series of papers dealing with the hydraulic resistance of different types of ice cover, published in Proceedings, Canadian Hydrology Symposium, 1979.