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Theoretical framework for the emergent floe size distribution: the case for log-normality

  title={Theoretical framework for the emergent floe size distribution: the case for log-normality},
  author={Fabien Montiel and Nicolas Guillaume Alexandre Mokus},
Sea ice is not continuous and homogeneous on large scales. Its mor-phology is inherently discrete and made of individual floes. In recent years, sea ice models have incorporated this horizontal heterogeneity. The modelling framework considers an evolution equation for the probability density function of the floe size distribution (FSD) with forcing terms that represent the effects of several physical processes. Despite the modelling effort, a key question remains: what is the FSD emerging from the… 

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