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Mechanism of ice-band pattern formation caused by resonant interaction between sea ice and internal waves in a continuously stratified ocean

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Title: Mechanism of ice-band pattern formation caused by resonant interaction between sea ice and internal waves in a continuously stratified ocean
Authors: Saiki, Ryu Browse this author
Mitsudera, Humio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Fujisaki-Manome, Ayumi Browse this author
Kimura, Noriaki Browse this author
Ukita, Jinro Browse this author
Toyota, Takenobu Browse this author
Nakamura, Tomohiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Progress in Oceanography
Volume: 190
Start Page: 102474
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102474
Abstract: In polar oceans, ice-band patterns are frequently observed around the ice edge in the winter, where sea ice production and melting continually occur. A better understanding of such fundamental processes in marginal ice zones (MIZs) may be key to accurate predictions of sea-ice evolution. Ice bands exhibit approximately 10-km-scale regular band spacings, and their long axes turn to the counter-clockwise (clockwise) with respect to the wind direction in the Northern (Southern) Hemisphere. We formulate a theory that is relevant for a continuously stratified ocean and compare the theoretical results with the numerical-model results and satellite observations. The numerical results quantitatively agree well with the theory. In particular, resonance condition, on which the phase speed of internal wave matches with the ice-band propagation speed, is always satisfied even if wind speed becomes slow. This is because there are an infinite number of baroclinic modes in continuously stratified ocean. We also show that an ice-band pattern emerges from a random initial ice concentration even though the wind is homogeneous. Plume-like ice bands along ice edge, which are frequently observed by satellites, are well explained by the pattern formation from random noise. Various effects of the ice-band formation were explored with respect to the relationship between the initial ice concentration and the wind direction, ice roughness, ice thickness, temporal variation of wind, and the Coriolis parameter.
Rights: ©2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Type: article (author version)
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