A Numerical Study of Ice-Drift Divergence by a Cyclonic Wind

In polar regions low-pressure systems drive sea ice divergence, which can accelerate the sea ice melt through energy absorption at the resulting open water areas. This paper examines the mechanisms that cause the ice divergence and its seasonal change with a Lagrangian ice model. In particular, the authors focus on the dependency of ice divergence on the effects of change in initial ice concentration, ice strength and ocean stratification. A series of idealized simulations (initially 5 km resolution) are carried out with a geostrophic Rankine combined vortex as an external wind forcing.


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  • Accession Number: 01561201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9787561136317
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2015 1:07PM