2 Growth , Structure and Properties of Sea Ice

  title={2 Growth , Structure and Properties of Sea Ice},
  author={Chris Petrich and Hajo Eicken},
The substantial reduction in summer Arctic sea ice extent observed in 2007 and 2008 and its potential ecological and geopolitical impacts generated a lot of attention by the media and the general public. The remote-sensing data documenting such recent changes in ice coverage are collected at coarse spatial scales (Chapter 6) and typically cannot resolve details fi ner than about 10 km in lateral extent. However, many of the processes that make sea ice such an important aspect of the polar… CONTINUE READING
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