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Surge motion of an ice floe in waves: comparison of a theoretical and an experimental model


Meylan, MH and Yiew, LJ and Bennetts, LG and French, B and Thomas, GA, Surge motion of an ice floe in waves: comparison of a theoretical and an experimental model, Annals of Glaciology, 56, (69) pp. 155-159. ISSN 0260-3055 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A646


A theoretical model and an experimental model of surge motions of an ice floe due to regular waves are presented. The theoretical model is a modified version of Morrison's equation, valid for small floating bodies. The experimental model is implemented in a wave basin at a scale 1:100, using a thin plastic disc to model the floe. The processed experimental data display a regime change in surge amplitude when the incident wavelength is approximately twice the floe diameter. It is shown that the theoretical model is accurate in the high-wavelength regime, but highly inaccurate in the lowwavelength regime.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sea-ice modelling
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
UTAS Author:French, B (Dr Benjamin French)
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
ID Code:119192
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-07-27
Last Modified:2017-10-30
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