General Interest: |
Interaction between ice dynamics and the (i) sea ice mass balance, and (ii) ocean-atmosphere fluxes.
Investigation of sea ice deformation on local to Arctic basin scales and development of models reproducing realistic deformation.
Observations and field work in support of sea ice dynamics modeling.
Identification of the role of dynamic precondition in recent Arctic sea ice loss and interannual variability.
Previous and ongoing research topics include:
Observation and modelling of tidal and inertial motion of sea ice
Dispersion of pack ice
Scaling relationships of sea ice deformation in time/space
Development of Discrete Element Method (DEM) models of sea ice drift and deformation
Identification of modes of failure of pack ice and pressured ice from satellite imagery
Understanding dynamic preconditioning of the ice-albedo feedback and how this relates to interannual variability of sea ice volume in the Arctic
Validation of rheological models for continuum sea ice models
Modelling interannual variability of Arctic sea ice
Investigating multiple equilibrium solutions of the viscous--plastic
Development of fine resolution isotropic viscous-plastic models of
The use of remote sensed and in-situ data in observing sea ice deformation and validating rheological models
Finite volume solution of continuum mechanics sea ice models
Development of a pressure correction method for the viscous--plastic
model, to couple momentum and continuity equations
Sea Ice Deformation Buoy Arrays, in the Arctic Observing Network.
SIPEX-II: Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems Experiment
SEDNA: Sea Ice Experiment - Dynamic Nature of the Arctic
Beaufort Sea Ice Camp, Spring 2007 (APLIS 2007)
BGEP: Since 2006 provided in-situ sea-ice observations for the Joint Ice Ocean Study Cruises. Ice Watch data is here.
Sea Ice Tide-Inertial Interaction (SITII). Website dates from 2006, and is no longer maintained.
Ice Station POLarstern (ISPOL): Investigating sea ice deformation in the Weddell Sea, with
an array of drifting buoys. Buoy position data.
ICORTAS: Analysis of sea ice deformation from
ADCPs in an array of moorings.
Beaufort Sea Ice Camp, Spring 2003 APLIS 2003 : Small Scale Ice Dynamics Experiment. GPS position data.