Author(s): Hayley H. Shen; Stephen F. Ackley; Hung Tao Shen; Che Yue
Linked Author(s): Hung Tao Shen
Abstract: In sea ice modeling the focus has been on the basin to climate scale processes. New ice formation has received less attention. Field observations in the Southern Ocean consistently reported the ubiquity of pancake ice in the marginal ice zone. The presence of this type of ice has become prevalent in the Arctic Ocean during the fall-winter season. Field observations have also shown that new ice is very effective in damping high frequency ocean waves. Such findings have motivated more refined sea ice models. In this paper, we briefly review the mathematical framework for the new ice formation in the sea. We then propose an algorithm to expand existing sea ice models to include new ice types in the presence of waves.