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
To link to this item DOI: 10.1029/2006GL026290
 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.