, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 636–646 | Cite as

Thermodynamics of freezing puddles in the autumn-winter period

  • P. V. BogorodskiiEmail author
  • A. V. Marchenko
  • A. V. Pnyushkov
Marine Physics


The results of the field observation of freezing melted puddles on the drift ice in the Arctic Basin carried out in July–September of 2005 during cruise 23 of R/V Akademik Fedorov are analyzed, and a thermodynamical model of the process based on these results is developed. The essential features of the evolution of puddles in the period of autumn cooling were revealed. The unfrozen liquid layer was shown to be a qualitative component of the system that defines its behavior as a whole. We concluded that the sea ice growing from below is absent until the thickness of the frozen water reaches a critical value that is determined by its initial salinity.


Cyclone Arctic Ocean Arctic Basin Cloudy Weather Initial Salinity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Bogorodskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Marchenko
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. V. Pnyushkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Arctic and Antarctic Research InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Prokhorov Institute of General PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Svalbard University CenterLongyearNorway

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