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posted on 08.12.2021, 22:09 by KE Turner, IJ Smith, J-L Tison, V Verbeke, Mark McGuinnessMark McGuinness, Malcolm InghamMalcolm Ingham, R Vennell, Harry TrodahlHarry Trodahl
In this paper, periodic tide-current-driven banding in a sea-ice core is demonstrated as a measure of the growth rate of first-year sea ice at congelation-ice depths. The study was performed on a core from the eastern McMurdo Sound, exploiting the well-characterized tidal pattern at the site. It points the way to a technique for determining early-season ice growth rates from late-season cores, in areas where under ice currents are known to be tidally dominated and the ice is landfast, thus providing data for a time of year when thin ice prevents direct thickness (and therefore growth rate) measurements. The measured results were compared to the growth-versus-depth predicted by a thermodynamic model.

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Turner, K. E., Smith, I. J., Tison, J. -L., Verbeke, V., McGuinness, M., Ingham, M., Vennell, R. & Trodahl, H. J. (2017). Sea ice growth rates from tide-driven visible banding. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(6), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012524

Journal title

Journal of Geophysical Research

Volume

122

Issue

6

Publication date

01/01/2017

Pagination

1-9

Publisher

William Byrd Press for John Hopkins Press

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

08/06/2017

ISSN

0148-0227

eISSN

2169-9291

Language

en