Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 0/4/4
International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh

Water Production, Weather Modification, and Other Applications
Records, 1969-1985


Descriptive summary

creator:

International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification, and Other Applications

title:

Records

dates:

1965-1989

extent:

1.72 linear feet (1 records center carton, 1 document box)

collection number:

RS 0/4/4

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification, and Other Applications Records, RS 0/4/4, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification, and Other Applications was held in Ames, Iowa, October 2 - 6, 1977. The conference drew approximately 175 scientists from around the globe to the Iowa State University campus, where they discussed icebergs as a potential solution to the world's need for more fresh water. Discussions were held on topics ranging from transportation of the icebergs, selection, weather modification, environmental, social, and political implications, and other topics relating to icebergs as a means of fresh water supply.

The principle sponsors of the conference were Prince Mohamed Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, donating $50,000 of his own money and the National Science Foundation, which contributed $25,000. The conference was held in Ames largely due to Abdo Husseiny, a native of Egypt, who was an associate professor of nuclear engineering at Iowa State University. Husseiny invited the Prince, a personal friend, on a tour of research facilities in the United States.

Prince Al-Faisal, son of the late King Faisal and the president of the Iceberg Transport International Ltd. (a company he founded) in Saudi Arabia, became interested in iceberg transportation as a means of solving the water shortage plaguing his country. His ultimate goal was to transport an iceberg within ten years to his region to supply water and perhaps use cloud seeding to somewhat alter the arid desert climate. He attended business school in the United States for ten years and worked for the Saline Water Conservation Corporation for 15 years.

By 1982 interest from Prince Al-Faisal and the key organizer of the conference, Husseiny, had ended, largely due to the lack of support from the Saudi Arabian government.

 

Collection description

The collection (1979-1985, n.d.) contains the original proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification, and Other Applications. Included in the documents are published technical papers, copies of lectures and speeches presented at the conference, brochures, and other materials related to the conference. Also included are news clippings that related to iceberg utilization, many concerning the conference in particular, and media releases from the Iowa State University Press Office. In addition, the records include minutes from the conference committee meetings, correspondence prior to and following the conference, notes taken during organizational meetings, and audio tapes of the conference. The collection also contains publicity photographs taken of Prince Al-Faisal and other scientists, photographs taken on iceberg research voyages to the Arctic and Alaska, and a slide collection that was presented at the conference.

 

Organization

The collection is listed alphabetically.

 

Container list

 

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

1

Address: (by Victor, Paul-Emile) "Water supply and weather modifications form transferred icebergs from Antarctica to countries of the world's thirst belt"

n.d.

2

8

Alternate systems workshop

n.d.

2

26

Antarctic icebergs as a global fresh water source (Hult, J L. and N. C. Ostrander)

n.d.

2

31

Applicability of ERTS for surveying Antarctic iceberg resources (Hult, John L. and Neill C. Ostrander)

1973

1

75

Audio Cassette Tapes (3) – Iceberg Conference

1977

1

93

Bibliography

1972-1975, n.d.

2

5

Bill Berkland – Nametag

n.d.

2

21

Comparing this iceberg utilization conference with the international panama canal conference of 1879 (Dougal, Dr. Merwin D.)

1977

2

14

Conference menus

1977

2

16

Conference schedule, brochure

1977

1

88

Correspondence related to Iceberg Conference

1977-1985, n.d.

1

86

Current Science – "A Thirsty World Eyes the Icebergs"

1978

1

77

Des Moines Register – World's most expensive ice cube?

1977

1

76

Des Moines Tribune – French, Saudi's in 'cool' firm

1977

2

24

Division of Polar Programs – NSF

1977

2

17

Final Announcement and call for papers

1977, n.d.

2

11

First announcement for iceberg conference

1977

1

74

Graphics and Stickers, Conference Logo

n.d.

2

15

H.R.H. Prince Mohamed Al-Faisal, Vitae

n.d.

2

18

Iceberg committee meeting minutes

1977

2

6

Iceberg Conference Informational / Welcome / Orientation Packets

1977

2

12

Iceberg demonstration project

n.d.

2

29

Iceberg ice – additional facts and uses

n.d.

1

80

Iceberg News Clippings

1975-1976, n.d.

2

27

Icebergs as a fresh-water source: an appraisal

1969

1

91

Iowa State Iceberg Conference Media Releases

1977, n.d.

1

61

List of participants

n.d.

2

2

Maps – includes correspondence and order information

1977, n.d.

1

96

Minutes of ISU Iceberg Conference Committee, includes Tentative Schedule

1977

1

84

Near East Business Magazine

1977

1

79

News clipping – Icebergs Answer to World Water Shortage

n.d.

1

81

News Clippings

1969-1977

1

82

News Clippings (File 1 of 2)

1976-1982, n.d.

1

83

News Clippings (File 2 of 2)

1976-1982, n.d.

1

90

News Release – Desalination

1977

1

87

Notes from Correspondence for Iceberg Conference

1976-1978, n.d.

2

4

Organizational correspondence – Dr. Abdelfattah Husseiny

1977

1

95

Organizations Involved in Iceberg Utilization Projects

n.d.

1

67

Overhead transparencies (2) – News articles

n.d.

1

64

Photograph captions for press

1977

1

63

Photographs– 8 (2"x3" Black and White); 2 (3"x5" Color); 1 (3"x5" Black and White)

1977, n.d.

1

65

Photographs – 1 (8"x5" Black and White)

1977

1

71

Photographs – 13 (8"x11" Color)

1977, n.d.

1

68

Photographs – 18 (4"x6" Black and White)

1977, n.d.

1

70

Photographs – 18 (8"x11" Black and White)

1977, n.d.

1

72

Photographs – 20 (8"x11" Black and White) Film Strip Prints

1977

1

62

Photographs – 3 (8"x11" Black and White); 3 (4"x6" Black and White)

1977, n.d.

1

69

Photographs – 32 (3"x5" Black and White)

1977, n.d.

1

66

Photographs – Staff Photographs – H. Guyford Stever, A. A. Husseiny 4 (3"x2" Black and White)

n.d.

1

73

Presentation Slides

1977

1

92

Press-related Correspondence

1976-1977, n.d.

2

3

Prince Al-Faisal's Schedule

1977

1

1

Proceedings, Part I, International Conference on Iceberg Utilization

1977

1

2

Proceedings, Part II, International Conference on Iceberg Utilization

1977

2

9

Regulatory conference brochure

1977

2

13

Requests for proceedings of conference

1979

2

20

Research proposal to NSF

1976

2

22

Ripple formation at ice-flow interfaces: Potential effects on iceberg transport

n.d.

1

89

Speakers Listed

n.d.

1

37

Speeches – "A laboratory and field study of iceberg deterioration" (Josberger, Edward G.)

n.d.

1

29

Speeches – "A pilot program for exporting Antarctic icebergs" (Hult, John L.)

n.d.

1

14

Speeches – "A survey of legal issues relating to iceberg utilization" (Clark, Matthew and Earl Mathney)

1977

1

7

Speeches – "A towing concept for small icebergs" (Benedict, C. Peter)

n.d.

1

59

Speeches – "Abstract" (Vine, Allyn C.)

n.d.

1

48

Speeches – "Alien ice: an evaluation of some subdiary effects and concomitant problems in iceberg utilization" (Ponte, Lowell)

n.d.

1

17

Speeches – "An integrated-water system" (Colliet, Dudley W.)

1977

1

51

Speeches – "An overview of the organizational, management, economic, and socio-political aspects of transporting icebergs from Antarctica to the United States" (Rosenberg, Jerry Ph.D.)

n.d.

1

15

Speeches – "Calving" (Clavier, D. A.)

n.d.

1

25

Speeches – "Ecological aspects of iceberg transports from Antarctic waters" (Goldman, Charles R.)

n.d.

1

28

Speeches – "Energy and fresh water production from icebergs" (Heizer, Ray T.)

n.d.

1

5

Speeches – "Feasibility of using paddle-wheels for the propulsion of icebergs" (Al-Faisal, Prince Mohamed and Dr. Shawkat Abdel-Kader Ismail)

n.d.

1

12

Speeches – "Glaciers and icebergs" (Cameron)

1977

1

11

Speeches – "Glaciers and icebergs" (Cameron, Richard L.)

n.d.

1

33

Speeches – "Harnessing and exporting Antarctic icebergs" (Hult, John L. and Neil C. Ostrander)

n.d.

1

26

Speeches – "Heat, mass and momentum transfer effects on the ablation of icebergs in seawater" (Griffin, Owen M.)

n.d.

1

35

Speeches – "High efficiency iceberg propulsion systems" (Job, J. B.)

1977

1

20

Speeches – "Ice cooled ocean thermal energy conversion plants" (DeMarle, David J.)

n.d.

1

54

Speeches – "Ice moving in sea water" (Stolfi, Russel, Allen Fuhs, Peter Wang, Robert Bourke, Reginald Erman, and William Clifford)

n.d.

1

50

Speeches – "Iceball irrigation seen" (Reese, K. M.)

1970

1

53

Speeches – "Iceberg cleaving and fracture mechanics – a preliminary survey" (Smith, R. A.)

n.d.

1

39

Speeches – "Iceberg thickness and crack detection" (Kovacs, Austin)

n.d.

1

47

Speeches – "Iceberg towing for oil rig avoidance" (Peters, G. R.)

n.d.

1

40

Speeches – "Iceberg utilization and alternative systems related to fresh water transport – recycling and supplementary desalinization" (Looyen, C. D.)

n.d.

1

52

Speeches – "Iceberg utilization: comparison with cloud seeding and potential weather impacts" (Simpson, Joanne)

1977

1

38

Speeches – "Icebergs – a natural resource" (Kelley, John J.)

n.d.

1

32

Speeches – "Icebergs for reservoirs, fresh water and cooling" (Hult, John L.)

n.d.

1

19

Speeches – "Icebergs use and theory with suggestions for the future" (Day, J. Murray M.D.)

1977

1

9

Speeches – "International law problems of acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs" (Bishop, Wm. W.)

n.d.

1

10

Speeches – "Legal / political aspects of Antarctic iceberg utilization" (Burton, Steven J.)

n.d.

1

31

Speeches – "Legal and environmental concerns in using icebergs" (Hult, John L.)

n.d.

1

8

Speeches – "Locating icebergs and remote sensing" (Brodsky, R. F.)

n.d.

1

55

Speeches – "Measurement of iceberg draft" (Sukhov, Boris P. Ph.D.)

n.d.

1

18

Speeches – "Osmotic propulsion of icebergs" (Davis, Thomas A.)

n.d.

1

21

Speeches – "Potential application of remote sensing in locating and tracking of Antarctic icebergs" (Kassas, A. El-)

1977

1

30

Speeches – "Protecting Antarctic icebergs for exports" (Hult, John L.)

n.d.

1

56

Speeches – "Remote sensing of iceberg thickness" (Swithenbank, Charles)

n.d.

1

58

Speeches – "Ripple formation at ice-flow interfaces: potential effects on iceberg transport" (Tatinclaux, Jean-Claude and John F. Kennedy)

n.d.

1

6

Speeches – "Rivers: capture-transport-utilize, alternate water sources" (Bazeley, Paul G.)

n.d.

1

23

Speeches – "Self propelled iceberg" (Fuhs, Allen E., Warren W. Denner, Matthew Kellcher, William Clifford, Reginald Erman, Russel Stolfi, Robert H. Bourke, and Peter C. C. Wang)

n.d.

1

45

Speeches – "Small scale modeling of iceberg transport" (Murphy, Glen)

n.d.

1

60

Speeches – "Some elements of iceberg technology" (Weeks, W. F. and M. Mellor)

n.d.

1

13

Speeches – "Some international implications of iceberg transfer" (Chamoux, Dr. Jean-Pierre)

n.d.

1

49

Speeches – "Terradynamics as applied to ice" (Pope, Alan)

n.d.

1

27

Speeches – "The application of advanced technology to iceberg utilization" (Hammond, R. Philip)

n.d.

1

4

Speeches – "The coastal soils of Saudi Arabia" (Ackerson, K. T.)

n.d.

1

44

Speeches – "The distribution, movement, and melt rates of Antarctic icebergs" (Morgan, U. I. and W. F. Budd)

n.d.

1

41

Speeches – "The iceberg cometh?: International law relating to Antarctic iceberg exploitation" (Lundquist, Thomas R.)

n.d.

1

57

Speeches – "The role of liquid oxygen explosive in iceberg utilization and development" (Tate, Gordon Lennox)

n.d.

1

22

Speeches – "The use of foam insulation for transport of icebergs" (Frisch, K. C. and J. E. Kresta)

n.d.

1

42

Speeches – "Towage of an iceberg" (Monfort, Captain Luc and Oudendijk, Captain Cor)

n.d.

1

46

Speeches – "U. S. Navy global ice analysis and forecasting" (O'Lenic, Edward A.)

1977

1

24

Speeches – "Underwater inspection of icebergs" (Gihard, D.)

n.d.

1

16

Speeches – "Use of floating solar collectors in processing iceberg water" (Cluff, C. Brent)

n.d.

1

34

Speeches – "Use of plastic pods for water transport" (Humphry's Clifford, R.)

n.d.

1

43

Speeches – "Utility of microwave radiometers for the identification and location of icebergs" (Moore, Robert P.)

1977

1

36

Speeches – "Yields and energetics in moving unprotected icebergs to southern continents" (Job, J. G.)

n.d.

1

3

Speeches – List of speeches included in collection

1977

2

10

Tentative table of contents

n.d.

2

30

The iceberg cometh?: International law related to iceberg exploitation

1976

1

78

The Iowa Stater – "ISU Hosts Iceberg Conference October 2-6"

1977

2

7

Transportation Information

n.d.

2

23

Water Desalination Report

1976

2

25

Water rights and assessments (Hult, John L.)

1974

2

28

Water supply and weather modification through the use of transported icebergs from the Antarctic (H.R.H. Prince Mohamed Al-Faisal)

n.d.

1

94

Work Schedule and Manual for Press Room

1977

1

85

Youth, Science, and Future Magazine (Arabic Language)

n.d.