Multidisciplinary ice tank study shedding new light on sea ice growth processes
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 80, Issue 43, pages 507–513, 29 October 1999
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- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
A multidisciplinary ice tank study, involving an international team of scientists, is shedding new light on sea ice growth processes. New findings have been made on brine distribution, on the fate of dissolved organic compounds during ice growth, and on sediment entrainment through frazil ice formation. For example, it was found that there is considerable brine migration out of and into brine channels during a freeze-melt-refreeze cycle. The study, known as INTERICE II, also is providing quantitative data for future modeling and analyses.