Lake ice growth and conductivity

TitleLake ice growth and conductivity
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1982
AuthorsAdams, W. P., and Lasenby D. C.
Conference Name50th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 50th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1982
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsConductivity, Ice growth, Labrador, Lake ice, Slush, Snowcover, Southern Ontario, White ice

The vertical variation in the conductivity of water obtained from subsampling ice blocks from Elizabeth Lake, Labrador and Lake St. George in southern Ontario was determined. For the Elizabeth Lake block, conductivity ranged form 72 micromhos/cm in the white ice to undetectable in the black ice. The variations in conductivity are related to the mechanism of ice formation and the structure of the ice blocks.