Sea Ice Solidification: The Physical Origin of Macroscopic Properties [report]

John S. Wettlaufer, Dale P. Winebrenner
1999 unpublished
Award #: N00014-98-1-0517 LONG-TERM GOAL Our long term goals are to construct a quantitative understanding of the physical mechanisms responsible for the creation and evolution of the volumetric phase fraction of sea ice. In parallel with the development of solidification research, we aim to advance the coupling and interaction with electromagnetic signature modeling. Our approach is general so the results are broadly applicable and useful in understanding the phase evolution of any binary
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doi:10.21236/ada629705 fatcat:w2emwj6dabdm3phvvyxiquxcdm