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Accession Number ADA601522
Title Multiscale Models of Melting Arctic Sea Ice.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 7p
Personal Author D. K. Perovich K. M. Golden
Abstract Sea ice reflectance or albedo, a key parameter in climate modeling, is primarily determined by melt pond and ice floe configurations. Ice-albedo feedback has played a major role in the recent declines of the summer Arctic sea ice pack. However, understanding the evolution of melt ponds and sea ice albedo remains a significant challenge to improving climate models. Our research is focused on obtaining extensive imagery of melt pond evolution, and developing mathematical models of the melting process that can help us better understand the role of sea ice in the climate system, and represent sea ice more rigorously in climate models.
Keywords Arctic ocean
Climate
Evolution(General)
Mathematical models
Melting
Ponds
Sea ice


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Mathematics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number N00014-13-1-0291

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