Accession Number : ADA601522
Title : Multiscale Models of Melting Arctic Sea Ice
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
Personal Author(s) : Golden, Kenneth M ; Perovich, Donald K
Report Date : 30 Sep 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : Sea ice reflectance or albedo, a key parameter in climate modeling, is primarily determined by melt pond and ice floe configurations. Ice-albedo feedback has played a major role in the recent declines of the summer Arctic sea ice pack. However, understanding the evolution of melt ponds and sea ice albedo remains a significant challenge to improving climate models. Our research is focused on obtaining extensive imagery of melt pond evolution, and developing mathematical models of the melting process that can help us better understand the role of sea ice in the climate system, and represent sea ice more rigorously in climate models.
Descriptors : *MELTING , *SEA ICE , ARCTIC OCEAN , CLIMATE , EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , PONDS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE