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Title: Electromagnetic properties of sea ice
Authors: United States. Bureau of Land Management
United States. Department of Energy
Morey, Rexford M.
Kovacs, Austin
Cox, G. F. N. (Gordon F. N.)
Keywords: Conductivity
Dielectric properties
Dielectric constants
Electromagnetic propagation
Magnetic properties
Sea ice
Time domain spectroscopy
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 84-2.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Investigations of the in situ complex dielectric constant of sea ice were made using time-domain spectroscopy. It was found that (1) for sea ice with a preferred horizontal crystal c-axis alignment, the anisotropy or polarizing properties of the ice increased with depth, (2) brine inclusion conductivity increased with decreasing temperature down to about -8°C, at which point the conductivity decreased with decreasing temperature, (3) the DC conductivity of sea ice increased with increasing brine volume, (4) the real part of the complex dielectric constant is strongly dependent upon brine volume but less dependent upon the brine inclusion orientation, (5) the imaginary part of the complex dielectric constant was strongly dependent upon brine inclusion orientation but much less dependent upon brine volume. Because the electromagnetic (EM) properties of sea ice are dependent upon the physical state of the ice, which is continually changing, it appears that only trends in the relationships between the EM properties of natural sea ice and its brine volume and brine inclusion microstructure can be established.
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