Evolution of wave directional properties in sea ice

Alberello, Alberto ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7957-4012, Părău, Emilian I. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5134-2068, Liu, Qingxiang and De Santi, Francesca (2024) Evolution of wave directional properties in sea ice. Ocean Modelling, 188. ISSN 1463-5003

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Abstract

Ocean waves and sea ice properties are intimately linked in the marginal ice zone (MIZ), nevertheless a definitive modelling paradigm for the wave attenuation in the MIZ is missing. The evolution of wave directional properties in the MIZ is a proxy for the main attenuation mechanism but paucity of measurements and disagreement between them contributed to current uncertainty. Here we provide an analytical evidence that viscous attenuation tilts the mean wave direction orthogonal to the sea ice edge and the narrows directionality. Departure from this behaviour are attributed to bimodality of the spectrum. We also highlight the need for high quality directional measurements to reduce uncertainty in the definition of the attenuation rate.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Acknowledgements: AA and EP acknowledge funding from EPSRC, United Kingdom (EP/Y02012X/1). AA and FDS acknowledge support from the London Mathematical Society, United Kingdom through the Research in Pairs – Scheme 4 (Ref. 42250).
Uncontrolled Keywords: marginal ice zone,waves,directionality,sea ice
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2023 02:22
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 01:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94036
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2023.102305

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