Analytical Solutions Describing Zonal and Circular Wind Drift of Sea Ice with Elastic-Plastic Rheology

  • Aleksey Marchenko
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Analytical steady-state solutions describing zonal and circular drift of sea ice under the wind drag are constructed and analysed in the case of the ice with elastic-plastic rheology considered in the AIDJEX project. The influence of the Coriolis force and sea surface tilt is included in the analysis. It is shown that all constructed solutions include elastic and plastic regions with plastic stresses corresponding to pure shear deformations. Geometrical dimensions and drift speed of elastic regions is analysed depending on the wind speed, wind direction and sea surface tilt.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University Centre in SvalbardLongyearbyenNorway
  2. 2.Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT)Centre for Research-Based Innovation (CRI), Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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