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In situ observations of wave-induced sea ice breakup


Kohout, AL and Williams, MJM and Toyota, T and Lieser, J and Hutchings, J, In situ observations of wave-induced sea ice breakup, Deep-Sea Research: Part II, 131 pp. 22-27. ISSN 0967-0645 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.06.010


Ocean waves can propagate hundreds of kilometers into sea ice, leaving behind a wake of broken ice floes. Three floe breakup events were observed during the second Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem Experiment (SIPEX-2). We show that the three breakup events were likely influenced by ocean waves. We compare the observations to a wave induced floe breakup model which includes an empirical wave attenuation model, and show that the model underestimates the extent of floe breaking for long period waves.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sea ice, ice breakup, surface water waves, ocean-ice-atmosphere system
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Lieser, J (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:109746
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2016-06-29
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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