This chapter contains a numerical modelling of sea ice drift. The idea is to introduce the numerical technology used in sea ice modelling and present standard-type cases of model applications for ice forecasting and climate investigations. The reader with an understanding of the fundamental laws of sea ice dynamics, together with the free drift solution and analytical one- and 1.5-dimensional models, will be able to interpret the numerical model outcome in this chapter. From the perspective of our present knowledge, continuum numerical models provide the best quantitative solution to ice drift, up to the highest spatial resolution the floe size allows.
KeywordsDiscrete Particle Model Free Drift Linear Viscous Model
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