Space and Time Scaling Laws Induced by the Multiscale Fracturing of The Arctic Sea Ice Cover
Recent analyses of in-situ and satellite observations of arctic sea ice stresses and strain-rates revealed a highly intermittent and heterogeneous dynamics characterized by temporal and spatial scaling laws, a vision at odds with the classical smooth, fluid-like modelling framework of the sea ice cover. We propose here a simple multiscale fracturing model that explains the observed scaling properties of the deformation fields from the fractal properties of fracturing.
KeywordsSea ice scaling laws dispersion deformation fracture
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