Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2711–2725, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2711-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 2711–2725, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2711-2017

Research article 24 Nov 2017

Research article | 24 Nov 2017

Wave-induced stress and breaking of sea ice in a coupled hydrodynamic discrete-element wave–ice model

Agnieszka Herman

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It is often assumed that ocean waves break sea ice into floes with sizes depending on wavelength. The results of this modeling study (in agreement with some earlier observations and models) suggest that this is not the case; instead the sizes of ice floes produced by wave breaking depend only on ice thickness and mechanical properties. This may have important consequences for predicting sea ice response to oceanic and atmospheric forcing in regions where sea ice is influenced by waves.