Perspective on the risk that sediment-laden ice poses to in-stream tidal turbines in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy

PIs: Brian Sanderson and Anna Redden, Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research

Funding: OERA


Large sediment-laden ice cakes form in the Minas Basin and concern has been raised that they might pose a substantial danger to in-stream tidal turbines deployed in strong tides of Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy.We document the unlikely set of events that would be required in order to produce large ice cakes that are sufficiently near neutral buoyancy and also drift into the Minas Passage so as to pose a danger to large in-stream tidal turbines.

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