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Modeling the summertime evolution of sea-ice melt ponds

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Lüthje, M., Feltham, D.L., Taylor, P. D. and Worster, M. G. (2006) Modeling the summertime evolution of sea-ice melt ponds. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111 (C2). C02001. ISSN 0148-0227

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1029/2004JC002818

Abstract/Summary

1] We present a mathematical model describing the summer melting of sea ice. We simulate the evolution of melt ponds and determine area coverage and total surface ablation. The model predictions are tested for sensitivity to the melt rate of unponded ice, enhanced melt rate beneath the melt ponds, vertical seepage, and horizontal permeability. The model is initialized with surface topographies derived from laser altimetry corresponding to first-year sea ice and multiyear sea ice. We predict that there are large differences in the depth of melt ponds and the area of coverage between the two types of ice. We also find that the vertical seepage rate and the melt rate of unponded ice are important in determining the total surface ablation and area covered by melt ponds.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:35282
Publisher:American Geophysical Union

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