Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 4047–4072, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4047-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4047–4072, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4047-2021

Research article 24 Aug 2021

Research article | 24 Aug 2021

An X-ray micro-tomographic study of the pore space, permeability and percolation threshold of young sea ice

Sönke Maus et al.

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As the hydraulic permeability of sea ice is difficult to measure, observations are sparse. The present work presents numerical simulations of the permeability of young sea ice based on a large set of 3D X-ray tomographic images. It extends the relationship between permeability and porosity available so far down to brine porosities near the percolation threshold of a few per cent. Evaluation of pore scales and 3D connectivity provides novel insight into the percolation behaviour of sea ice.