TOWING ICEBERGS OFF NEWFOUNDLAND
PHOTOS AND COMMENT BY PADDY WELLS, Chief Engineer M.V. Atlantic Kestrel
TOWING ICEBERGS OFF NEWFOUNDLAND
Description of each picture. TOP ) My vessel the Atlantic Kestrel shooting a rocket with an small line attached so the Atlantic Merlin can pull the blue tow line to her deck. When the line is attached, The Atlantic Merlin will maneuver around the berg, then both vessels will connect the tow line to their winches. then the vessels will start towing the berg. On the Atlantic Kestrel Deck you can see the Anchors that were remove from the Oil Rig West Aquarius in case the rig has to move. if we can not move the iceberg from rig's path.
Bottom Left: Shows that the same iceberg has 2 towers you and see that they are connected under water. Thi berg weighs about 20 million tons and only 1 /10 is above the sea. Bottom centre: While the iceberg being towed it towed it struck the ocean floor causing the iceberg to roll over over completely.
Bottom Right: one oil oil rigs operating on the Hibernia Oil Fileds that need protection from Icebergs.
and science and tech publications related to Newfoundland
Most of the wind studies of wind in the landscape by other scholars tend to focus on so-called wildness of landscapes. But throughout the Wind Reader PDF series there are articles on, and frequent reference to, the host's small suburban garden. While the ROBERSTON GARDEN page is a slide show illustrating how the garden was built up literally from bedrock, its biodiversity was designed primarily to control wind and snow; thus the lengthening the plant growing season and outdoor comfort within our microclimate; while in winter, it restricts snow drifting in very windy and exceptionally snowy circumstances. However, many of the lessons about climate-proofing gardens
was learned from the Nature of the Newfoundland wilderness; i.e., the forests and the barrens. valley flora-of-peatlands waterford Beautiful snow patterns tell us much about the great variety of turbulence within and around structures great and small, hard and soft across flat and rough terrain
wave forests of Newfoundland dynamic landscape Grates cove stone walls
lanse au meadows marklands forests list of trees and shrub in Newfoundland beautiful living windbreaks birches of , history of the classification of the genus carex flora-of-peatlands history of the classification of the genus carex. cultivated willows
By European standards, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a vast, sparsely populated area that is 1.4 times larger as Iceland and Britain combined.
Vast as the province is, it is more efficient to study the wind, flora and many interesting natural and urban features in the landscape because, like Iceland, there is, for the most part, an unbridle freedom to roam the wilderness that one does not have in Britain. And while Scotland and the settled areas of Iceland are ideal forstudyingwind in cultivated landscapes, there is much to study in the natural landscapes in the hinterland of Newfoundland and Labrador. While your host has done some studies in Labrador, the only study pertaining to wind and landscape was along the south coast of Labrador from Red Bay to Lance Aux Clair (where there is a unique wave clonal tuckamore (krummholz). Most of my studies of wind and landscape (and many other topics) were done throughout Newfoundland - hence the title of this page. Here are a few of my studies on the natural environment of Newfoundland
Photographs of Newfoundland