Sea Ice Solidification: The Physical Origin of Macroscopic Properties
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
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Our long term goals are to construct a quantitative understanding of the physical mechanisms responsible for the creation and evolution of the volumetric phase fraction of sea ice. In parallel with the development of solidification research, we aim to advance the coupling and interaction with electromagnetic signature modeling. Our approach is general so the results are broadly applicable and useful in understanding the phase evolution of any binary alloy undergoing unidirectional solidification. Although we emphasize the saltwater system, the implications for the mechanical and thermophysical properties span fields from metallurgy to geophysics.
- Physical Chemistry
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost