Simple Rules Govern the Patterns of Arctic Sea Ice Melt Ponds.

@article{Popovi2018SimpleRG,
  title={Simple Rules Govern the Patterns of Arctic Sea Ice Melt Ponds.},
  author={Predrag Popovi{\'c} and B. B. Cael and Mary Silber and Dorian S. Abbot},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2018},
  volume={120 14},
  pages={
          148701
        }
}
Climate change, amplified in the far north, has led to rapid sea ice decline in recent years. In the summer, melt ponds form on the surface of Arctic sea ice, significantly lowering the ice reflectivity (albedo) and thereby accelerating ice melt. Pond geometry controls the details of this crucial feedback; however, a reliable model of pond geometry does not currently exist. Here we show that a simple model of voids surrounding randomly sized and placed overlapping circles reproduces the… 

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