Sea Ice Solidification: The Physical Origin of Macroscopic Properties
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
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The long term goals of this project are to derive a quantitative understanding of the physical mechanisms responsible for the creation and evolution of the important thermodynamic properties of sea ice, and the relevant coupling with electromagnetic signature modeling. The approach is basic and hence the results are broadly applicable and useful in studies of all unidirectionally growing binary alloys. The focus is on saltwater and the implications influence fields from metallurgy to geophysics.
- Physical Chemistry
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost