10.8. Burning in or on Ice

Many test burns have been conducted on or among ice floes. The ice serves as a natural barrier to the spreading of the oil. Much of the early burn work was carried out as a countermeasure for oil in ice [162169]. There are hundreds of research papers on this, many of these from 1974 to 1986. Figs. 10.4 and 10.5 show the classic Beaufort Sea burn from 1975. Figs. 10.4410.46 show some burns carried out on or with ice.
Figure 10.44 Burning an oil spill in ice. In this case the oil is entirely contained by ice rubble.
More recently, a group of scientists carried out an experiment of oil under and in ice near Svalbard. The ...

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