Growth rate and salinity profile of first-year sea ice in the high Arctic

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Glaciology
ISSN0022-1430
Volume27
Issue96
Pages315330; # of pages: 16
Subjectice; salinity; growth; cold regions
AbstractThis paper describes the growth of sea ice and the salinity profiles observed in Eclipse Sound near Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Canada, during the winter of 1977-78. A numerical method of calculation has been developed to incorporate the variations in snow conditions and physical properties of ice and snow during the growth season. It is shown that the growth rate can be predicted reasonably well. It is also shown that the vertical salinity profile in the ice towards the end of the season, provides a record of previous climatological condtions. A dependence has been shown between the predicted growth rate and the measured salinity.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1016
NRC number19851
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NPARC number20375961
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