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Fifty years of progress in understanding sea ice

  • E. Lyn Lewis (a1)

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The practical motivations for research on sea ice are discussed and an historical outline given of work carried out in the interval 1936-86. Advances in understanding the physical properties of sea ice and atmosphere–ice–ocean energy exchanges are listed. It is shown how these factors, together with an increasing ability to formulate changing ice-thickness distributions, have led to the eventual production of sophisticated models of ice movement having a useful predictive capability.

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