Simulation of the crystal growth of platelet sea ice with diffusive heat and mass transfer

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Wangpan, Pat; Langhorne, Patricia J.; Dempsey, David E.; Hahn-Woernle, L.; Sun, Zhifa;
  • Subject: sea-ice growth and decay | sea ice | Antarctic glaciology | sea-ice modelling | sea-ice/ice-shelf interactions

Antarctic coastal sea ice often grows in water that has been supercooled by interaction with an ice shelf. In these situations, ice crystals can form at depth, rise and deposit under the sea-ice cover to form a porous layer that eventually consolidates near the base of ... View more
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