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Title: Physical and dynamic properties of sea ice in the Polar Oceans
Authors: United States. Office of Naval Research.
Gow, A. J. (Anthony Jack)
Tucker, W. B.
Keywords: Energy balance
Ice growth
Ice dynamics
Ice structure
Ice extent
Polar oceans
Polar regions
Sea ice
Arctic Ocean
Antarctic Ocean
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 91-1.
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: This monograph provides a current review of the state of knowledge of the growth, properties, and small- and large-scale behavior of sea ice found in the polar oceans of the northern and southern hemispheres. A major focus of the report is to contrast and compare the physical and dynamic properties of ice found in the Arctic seas with those found in the seas surrounding the Antarctic continent. Very significant differences in the physical and dynamic properties of the ice are shown to exist that derive directly from differences in land-sea relationships between the two polar regions and their effect on ocean-atmosphere interaction and oceanic circulation. The same factors also determine, to a large degree, major differences in the seasonal distribution and extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. NOTE: There is a typo in the Report Documentation Page that identifies this document as having 63 pages. It should say 53 pages.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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