The Iceberg Exercise

We have developed a new exercise that will be used in our Anchor Modeling classes. It has been designed to show many aspects of concurrent-reliance-temporal modeling. The idea is to model a database for “An Iceberg Tracking and Drift Prediction System“. The document can also be found under the Publications menu. The entirely fictional system has the following objectives and goals.

Objective
To track and predict the movements of icebergs in order to avoid collisions with vessels
traveling on or below the oceanic surface, and allow for better route planning in the
presence of icebergs.

Goals
Hourly track the position of every iceberg larger than 1 square mile and accurately
predict their positions in 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, and 30 days. Areas free from icebergs are also
reasonably well predicted up to half a year in advance. This data should be made
freely available on the Internet.

Published by

Lars Rönnbäck

Co-developer of the Anchor Modeling technique. Programmer of the online modeling tool. Site maintainer. Presenter and trainer.

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