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The Resource Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice : a perspective across scales, Jérôme Weiss ; foreword by Alan S. Thorndike

Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice : a perspective across scales, Jérôme Weiss ; foreword by Alan S. Thorndike

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Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice : a perspective across scales
Title
Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice
Title remainder
a perspective across scales
Statement of responsibility
Jérôme Weiss ; foreword by Alan S. Thorndike
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sea ice is a major component of polar environments, especially in the Arctic where it covers the entire Arctic Ocean during most of the year. However, in a context of climate change, the Arctic sea ice cover has been declining significantly over the last decades, either in terms of concentration or thickness. The sea ice cover evolution and climate change are strongly coupled through the albedo positive feedback, thus possibly explaining the Arctic amplification of climate warming. In addition to thermodynamics, sea ice kinematics (drift, deformation) appears as an essential player in the evolution of the ice cover through a reduction of the average ice age (and so of thickness), or ice export out of the Arctic. This is a first motivation for a better understanding of kinematical and mechanical processes of sea ice. A more upstream, theoretical motivation is a better understanding of brittle deformation of geophysical objects across a wide range of scales. Indeed, owing to its very strong kinematics, compared e.g. to the Earth's crust, an unrivaled kinematical dataset is available for sea ice from in-situ (e.g. drifting buoys) or satellite observations. Here we review recent advances on the understanding of sea ice drift, deformation and fracturing obtained from these data. We particularly focus on the scaling properties in time and scale that characterize these processes, and we emphasize the analogies that can be drawn with the deformation of the Earth's crust. These scaling properties, which are the signature of long-range elastic interactions within the cover, constrain future developments in the modeling of sea ice mechanics. We also show that kinematical and rheological variables such as average velocity, average strain-rate or strength have significantly changed over the last decades, accompanying and actually strengthening the Arctic sea ice decline
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Weiss, Jérôme
Dewey number
551.34/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in earth sciences,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea ice
  • Sea ice drift
Label
Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice : a perspective across scales, Jérôme Weiss ; foreword by Alan S. Thorndike
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Sea Ice Deformation
  • Sea Ice Fracturing
  • Conclusion and Perspectives: Sea Ice Drift, Deformation and Fracturing in a Changing Arctic
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ocn830394768
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400762022
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-6202-2
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830394768
Label
Drift, deformation, and fracture of sea ice : a perspective across scales, Jérôme Weiss ; foreword by Alan S. Thorndike
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Sea Ice Deformation
  • Sea Ice Fracturing
  • Conclusion and Perspectives: Sea Ice Drift, Deformation and Fracturing in a Changing Arctic
Control code
ocn830394768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400762022
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-6202-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830394768

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