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The method to develop artificial ice for north seas
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Paper Abstract

Rapidly vanishing polar ice may be supplemented with extensive artificial ice in order to alleviate effects of global warming. Here we consider methods for creating such artificial ice by introducing synthetic polymer rafts or films to the supercooled topmost water layer near ice sheet borders in northern Arctic seas. Such films will have three major effects. They will reflect incoming solar radiation, reducing ice melting, ocean absorption of solar energy, and net heating rates. The films will also provide additional sites for nucleation of ice crystals. Finally, by decreasing wave amplitudes in their immediate vicinity, polymer films will allow ice crystals to aggregate into larger ice structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6360, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2006, 63600U (13 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685361
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Tamara V. Tulaikova, Institute for Geosphere Dynamics (Russia)
Svetlana R. Amirova, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6360:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2006
Charles R. Bostater; Xavier Neyt; Stelios P. Mertikas; Miguel Vélez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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