Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Research article
08 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 08 Nov 2019

Wave energy attenuation in fields of colliding ice floes – Part 1: Discrete-element modelling of dissipation due to ice–water drag

Agnieszka Herman, Sukun Cheng, and Hayley H. Shen


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Sep 2019) by Lars Kaleschke
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ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2019) by Lars Kaleschke
Short summary
Sea ice interactions with waves are extensively studied in recent years, but mechanisms leading to wave energy attenuation in sea ice remain poorly understood. Close to the ice edge, processes contributing to dissipation include collisions between ice floes and turbulence generated under the ice due to velocity differences between ice and water. This paper analyses details of those processes both theoretically and by means of a numerical model.