On the boundary conditions applied to the sea-ice coupled model
MetadataShow full item record
The formulation of suitable boundary conditions at the water-ice interface during ice formation (melting) is an important aspect of the sea-ice coupled model. The transfer of water and salt through the water-ice can be posed as different boundary conditions. Behavior of the model under these boundary conditions is illustrated through simple analytical models and a numerical model based on pressure-η coordinate. It is emphasized that the correct handling of the boundary conditions associated with sea ice formation requires an accurate treatment of the equivalent pressure on the top of water column and the total volume (mass) of the water column in the ice formation regime. Improper treatment of these boundary conditions may lead to an artificial loop current near the edge of ice in numerical simulations of oceanic circulation in the Arctic Ocean or near the Antarctica.
Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2007. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (2007): C04S12, doi:10.1029/2006JC003735.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Thornalley, David J. R.; Barker, Stephen; Becker, Julia; Hall, Ian R.; Knorr, Gregor (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-05-30)Six Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites, in the Northwest Atlantic have been used to investigate kinematic and chemical changes in the “Western Boundary Undercurrent” (WBUC) during the development of full glacial conditions ...
Extreme low oxygen and decreased pH conditions naturally occur within developing squid egg capsules Long, Matthew H.; Mooney, T. Aran; Zakroff, Casey (2016-04)Young animals found future cohorts and populations but are often particularly susceptible to environmental changes. This raises concerns that future conditions, influenced by anthropogenic changes such as ocean acidification ...
Reeves, Eoghan P.; Seewald, Jeffrey S.; Sylva, Sean P. (2011-03-10)To investigate the extent of hydrogen isotope (2H and 1H) exchange between hydrocarbons and water under hydrothermal conditions, we performed experiments heating C1–C5 n-alkanes in aqueous solutions of varying initial 2H/1H ...