Large-scale thermal bending fracture of sea ice plates

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A hypothesis that large-scale fracture of sea ice plates in the Arctic could be caused by the release of energy of thermal bending moments due to major temperature changes is advanced and examined. It is shown that the hypothesis cannot be proven or disproven without new types of experiments and measurements in the Arctic, and their computer modeling. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17,739-17,751
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC11
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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