Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 761–767 | Cite as

Swell wave propagation in an inhomogeneous ice sheet

  • A. V. Marchenko


The propagation of surface waves beneath a periodically inhomogeneous ice sheet is considered. Areas of broken ice and hummock ridges are considered as irregularities. It is shown that waves with frequencies corresponding to wind and swell waves are strongly scattered by the irregularities and are damped exponentially as they propagate beneath the ice.


Fluid Dynamics Wave Propagation Surface Wave Hummock Ridge 
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