Ice Ridging Over Various Space Scales

  • Aleksey Marchenko
  • Alexander Makshtas
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 94)


A model of a single ice ridge is constructed based on the laws of mass, impulse and energy balance and on the representation of a ridge as a discontinuity line. Self-oscillations of the ice cover induced by the buildup of two ridges are investigated. The approach to the modeling of an ice cover with numerous ridges in the onedimensional case is formulated.


Space Scale Discontinuity Line Irreversible Compression Ridge Shape Buildup Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksey Marchenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexander Makshtas
    • 3
  1. 1.General Physics Institute RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Norwegian Polar InstituteTromsoNorway
  3. 3.International Arctic Research CenterUniversity of Alaska FairbanksUSA

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