Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
19 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2023

Deformation lines in Arctic sea ice: intersection angle distribution and mechanical properties

Damien Ringeisen, Nils Hutter, and Luisa von Albedyll


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1481', Harry Heorton, 24 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1481', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 May 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Damien Ringeisen on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 May 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Stefanie Rynders (21 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Damien Ringeisen on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
When sea ice is put into motion by wind and ocean currents, it deforms following narrow lines. Our two datasets at different locations and resolutions show that the intersection angle between these lines is often acute and rarely obtuse. We use the orientation of narrow lines to gain indications about the mechanical properties of sea ice and to constrain how to design sea-ice mechanical models for high-resolution simulation of the Arctic and improve regional predictions of sea-ice motion.