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Geophysical Sciences

The Drift of Sea Ice

Authors: Leppäranta, Matti

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The author presents in The Drift of Sea Ice the fundamental laws of sea ice drift which come from the material properties of sea ice and the basic laws of mechanics. The resulting system of equations is analysed for the general properties of sea ice drift, the free drift model and analytical models for ice drift in the presence of internal friction, and the construction of numerical ice drift models is detailed. The science of sea ice drift through its 100-year history to the present day is explained. The text includes the geophysical theory, observations from field programs, and mathematical models. Topics covered include the science of sea ice drift, forecasting drift velocity based on volume, size and shape, sea ice ridging and remote sensing, modelling of the ice conditions, and finally the role of sea ice drift in research fields in ice-covered seas, oceanography, marine ecology and engineering.

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"This is the first comprehensive text on dynamics of sea ice, a historic first! … The book is the first pedagogic collection of knowledge on this subject matter. It is of sufficient depth that it will be referenced often from the shelves of researchers on sea ice but also of sufficient clarity and background that it serves as an excellent textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. … timing of this book is excellent as it coincides with the dawning of the International Polar year." (Cathleen Geiger, Polar Record, Vol. 42 (1), 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Drift of Sea Ice
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26970-0
DOI
10.1007/b138386
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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