Accession Number : AD1013733


Title :   Coupling of Waves, Turbulence and Thermodynamics Across the Marginal Ice Zone


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Stanton,Tim ; Shaw,Bill


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1013733.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Detailed process studies of the MIZ are necessary to build accurate Arctic region ice-ocean-atmosphere numerical models. Streove et al. (2007) provide an example of the challenges of modeling the Arctic ice-ocean-atmosphere system - current global circulation models under predict the observed trend of declining sea ice area over the last decade. A potential explanation for this under-prediction is that models are missing important feedbacks within the ocean-ice system, particularly in late summer low ice concentration conditions. Results from the proposed research will contribute to improving the upper ocean and sea ice physics contained in regional and global circulation models.


Descriptors :   MARGINAL ICE ZONES , open water , ocean models , NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES , ARCTIC REGIONS , SEA ICE , OCEAN CIRCULATION , SEASONAL VARIATIONS , Thermodynamics , Turbulence , COUPLING INTERACTION , BOUNDARY LAYER , BUOYS , heat flux


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE