Sea ice is a mushy layer
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 33, Issue 14, July 2006
How to Cite
2006), Sea ice is a mushy layer, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L14501, doi:10.1029/2006GL026290., , , and (
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 31 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 2006
 Sea ice is a two-phase, two-component, reactive porous medium: an example of what is known in other contexts as a mushy layer. The fundamental conservation laws underlying the mathematical description of mushy layers provide a robust foundation for the prediction of sea-ice evolution. Here we show that the general equations describing mushy layers reduce to the model of Maykut and Untersteiner (1971) under the same approximations employed therein.