Sea Ice Rheology

  title={Sea Ice Rheology},
  author={D. L. Feltham},
  journal={Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics},
  • D. Feltham
  • Published 3 January 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
The polar oceans of Earth are covered by sea ice. On timescales much greater than a day, the motion and deformation of the sea ice cover (i.e., its dynamics) are primarily determined by atmospheric and oceanic tractions on its upper and lower surfaces and by internal ice forces that arise within the ice cover owing to its deformation. This review discusses the relationship between the internal ice forces and the deformation of the ice cover, focusing on representations suitable for inclusion… 

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