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Title: MIZEX : a program for mesoscale air-ice-ocean interaction experiments in Arctic marginal ice zones : III modeling the marginal ice zone / III. modeling the marginal ice zone
Authors: Hibler, William D.
Keywords: Ice
Arctic regions
Mesoscale air-ice-ocean interaction
Marginal ice zone
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 84-7.
Description: Special Report
Note: This report contains papers from numerous articles from a conference conducted in Hanover, New Hampshire in October of 1983.
From the Preface: The main goal of the marginal ice zone experiment (MIZEX) is to understand the processes that dictate the advance and retreat of the ice margin. Mechanistic model sensitivity studies can greatly aid in this goal byidentifying the relative importance of different processes in the total system. In addition, more complete simulation models can be used both to test the adequacy of current understanding of the marginal ice zone and to serve as an integrating device for complex data sets. This volume contains the main results from a MIZEX modeling workshop held 18-20 October in Hanover, New Hampshire. Modelers interested in both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice were present. The purpose of the workshop was to determine the status of marginal ice zone modeling and to discuss different views on modeling processes in the MIZ. Results from full simulation models, mechanistic models, and empirical statistical models were presented and discussed. In addition, recommendations relevant to experimental measurements were made. The recommendations were divided into ocean, ice, and atmospheric categories; these were also the three main subject areas covered by the presentations. Overall, the workshop helped to identify areas where further simulations are needed to test our understanding and where knowledge of certain processes is lacking. The workshop also illustrated the paucity of modeling done for this important region to date and accentuated the need for more intense modeling efforts together with data analysis to understand the complex phenomena occurring near the ice edge. As data become available from the main 1984 summer experiment, this process will undoubtedly be accelerated.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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