Accession Number:

ADA617951

Title:

Wave-Ice Interaction and the Marginal Ice Zone

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CAMBRIDGE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to gain a full understanding of the physical processes involved in the interaction between ocean waves and a sea ice cover, in terms of scattering, attenuation, and the mechanical effects of the waves on the ice. The main thrust of our work in this project is to design, build and deploy a large number of wavemeasuring buoys, subsequently using them to acquire an unprecedented volume of in-ice directional wave data. These data will be used by the modelling community to parameterise and understand the influence of incoming ocean waves on sea ice, including mechanical effects, and the effect of the ice on the waves attenuation, spreading.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE