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Surface waves under the sea ice in the Western Arctic during 2019 R/V Mirai cruise

T Kodaira, T Waseda, T Nose, J Inoue, K Sato, Alexander Babanin, Joey Voermans

Volume 2A: Structures, Safety, and Reliability | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 2020

Abstract

Surface ocean waves are one of the potential processes that influence on the Arctic sea-ice extent. A better understanding of the generation, propagation, and attenuation of ocean waves under the sea ice is necessary to discuss the future Arctic climate change. We deployed two drifting wave buoys in the marginal ice zone in the western Arctic. Since the surface wave observation in the marginal ice zone is rare, the obtained data are useful for validation of the numerical modeling of the surface waves under the sea ice. The first buoy was deployed in the pancake-ice covered area and the second one in the open ocean. The distance between the two buoys at the deployment was about 40km, and the ..

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