Comparison of viscoelastic‐type models for ocean wave attenuation in ice‐covered seas

  title={Comparison of viscoelastic‐type models for ocean wave attenuation in ice‐covered seas},
  author={Johannes E. M. Mosig and Fabien Montiel and Vernon A. Squire},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Continuum-based models that describe the propagation of ocean waves in ice-infested seas are considered, where the surface ocean layer (including ice floes, brash ice, etc.) is modeled by a homogeneous viscoelastic material which causes waves to attenuate as they travel through the medium. Three ice layer models are compared, namely a viscoelastic fluid layer model currently being trialed in the spectral wave model WAVEWATCH III® and two simpler viscoelastic thin beam models. All three models… 

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