Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Research article
05 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 05 Nov 2020

High-resolution simulations of interactions between surface ocean dynamics and frazil ice

Agnieszka Herman, Maciej Dojczman, and Kamila Świszcz

Data sets

CROCO model Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity

Short summary
Under typical conditions favorable for sea ice formation in many regions (strong wind and waves, low air temperature), ice forms not at the sea surface but within the upper, turbulent layer of the ocean. Although interactions between ice and ocean dynamics are very important for the evolution of sea ice cover, many aspects of them are poorly understood. We use a numerical model to analyze three-dimensional water circulation and ice transport and show that ice strongly modifies that circulation.