The Resource Potential of Antarctic Icebergs

  1. John F. Splettstoesser and
  2. Gisela A.M. Dreschhoff
  1. Peter Wadhams

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR051p0203

Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica

Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica

How to Cite

Wadhams, P. (1990) The Resource Potential of Antarctic Icebergs, in Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica (eds J. F. Splettstoesser and G. A.M. Dreschhoff), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR051p0203

Author Information

  1. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901749

Online ISBN: 9781118664926

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Keywords:

  • Mines and mineral resources—Antarctic regions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of the idea

  • Physical properties of icebergs

  • Elements of an iceberg utilization scheme

  • Iceberg detection and selection

  • Propulsion

  • Protection

  • Processing

  • The icetec concept

  • Conclusions