An estimate of the mean field of Arctic sea ice motion
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 89, Issue C6, pages 10623–10629, 20 November 1984
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1984), An estimate of the mean field of Arctic sea ice motion, J. Geophys. Res., 89(C6), 10623–10629, doi:10.1029/JC089iC06p10623., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 1984
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 1984
The observational basis for our understanding of sea ice motion comes from the trajectories of particular ice floes. These ice floes may have been marked by a manned research station or, more recently, by an automatic data buoy. Since 1893, almost 100 station-years of drift data have been recorded. Using the principles of optimal linear estimation, these data are used to obtain a quantitative estimate of the field of mean motion.