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Sea ice is a mushy layer

Feltham, D. L., Untersteiner, N., Wettlaufer, J. S. and Worster, M. G. (2006) Sea ice is a mushy layer. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (14). L14501. ISSN 0094-8276

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1029/2006GL026290

Abstract/Summary

[1] Sea ice is a two-phase, two-component, reactive porous medium: an example of what is known in other contexts as a mushy layer. The fundamental conservation laws underlying the mathematical description of mushy layers provide a robust foundation for the prediction of sea-ice evolution. Here we show that the general equations describing mushy layers reduce to the model of Maykut and Untersteiner (1971) under the same approximations employed therein.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:34911
Publisher:American Geophysical Union

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