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

@article{Mosig2015ComparisonOV,
  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},
  year={2015},
  volume={120},
  pages={6072-6090}
}
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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