# THE DRIFT OF SEA ICE (Second Edition)

### Matti Leppäranta

This new edition of

*The Drift of Sea Ice* brings the theory, observations and practical applications of research into sea ice drift completely up to date, taking into account and discussing the many new scientific results which have been published, in particular connected with thermodynamics, ice-ocean interaction, scaling, and numerical model applications in short-term and climate forecasting.

This revised and expanded text presents the geophysical theory, observations from field programs, mathematical modelling techniques, and applications of sea ice drift science. It shows how the fundamental laws of sea ice drift come from the material properties of sea ice and the basic laws of mechanics. The book provides detailed analytical modelling and mathematical models and presents the construction of numerical ice drift models.

*The Drift of Sea Ice:*
- gives a collection of worked examples on sea ice dynamics;
- details the derivation of the fundamental laws of sea ice dynamics;
- teaches methods for local and regional ice forecasting for ice engineering applications;
- analyses the system of equations for the general properties of sea ice drift and the derivation of the free drift model and analytical models for ice drift in the presence of internal friction;
- makes an excellent source book for climate research concerning the role of sea ice dynamics in the global climate

**Table of Contents**

Preface to the first edition

Preface to the second edition

1. Introduction

2. Drift ice material

3. Ice kinematics

4. Sea ice rheology

5. Equation of drift ice motion

6. Free drift

7. Drift in the presence of interal friction

8. Numerical modelling

9. Use and need of knowledge on ice drift

10. Study problems

**Extent: **376 pages, full colour throughout

**Binding:** Hardback

**Published:** 2011

**ISBN: **978-3-642-04682-7

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