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Dynamics Of Floating Ice

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About the project

Polar regions, and the Arctic in particular, have become the focus of increased research in the last 10 years. Changes in the climate alongside technological developments are creating new opportunities in these regions for human activities, including sustainable development of resource-based industries, fishing, tourism, and faster shipping routes between Europe and Asia. Improved scientific understanding of the Arctic environment will lead to improved prediction of sea ice hazards for human activities and, therefore, will naturally produce increased value in polar regions, while doing so in a safer and more environmental-friendly way. In this project, we want to develop methodology that will lead to safer human operations in the arctic seas.

Main topics of investigation:

  • Develop autonomous sensors adapted to polar regions, that will allow monitoring of 3D motion of floating ice and icebergs, on-board processing, and satellite communications. 
  • Investigate the sources of energy dissipation under sea ice, which is an important element for wave damping by sea ice, and must be investigated in more detail to allow better predictions of waves in a changing Arctic Ocean.
  • Develop methods and theories to monitor 3D dynamics of icebergs, allowing surveillance of iceberg drift and analysis of iceberg stability, which is necessary for iceberg towing.
  • Investigate the dynamics of icebergs affected by waves, currents and wind using numerical modelling (computational fluid dynamics (CFD)); both commercial and research codes.
  • Develop a simulation package, in collaboration with the Norwegian Meteorological institute, to improve forecasts of ice drift with a focus on better operation safety in the Arctic.

The following institutions and people are involved in the project:

Financing

This project is financed by the Reseach Council of Norway. Funding ID: 280625

Publications

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  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle; Rabault, Jean; Thomas, Erin E.; Müller, Malte; Christensen, Kai Håkon & Sutherland, Graig [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). A comparison of wave observations in the Arctic marginal ice zone with spectral models.
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle (2020). Isfjell på kollisjonskurs: Hvordan skal de taues bort fra faresonen? [Internet]. Titan.uio.no.
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle (2020). Isfjell på kollisjonskurs: Hvordan skal de taues bort fra faresonen? [Internet]. Teknisk Ukeblad.
  • Marchenko, Aleksey (2020). Influence of floe-floe interactions on wave damping in marginal ice zones.
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle (2020). Her skal de avsløre isflakenes rolle i klimasystemet. [Internet]. Titan.
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle (2020). Her skal de avsløre isflakenes rolle i klimasystemet. [Internet]. Teknisk Ukeblad.
  • Rabault, Jean; Sutherland, Graig; Marchenko, Aleksey & Jensen, Atle (2019). Diving into the Physics of Wave-Ice interaction: recent evidences of complex viscous dynamics.
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle; Rabault, Jean; Jensen, Atle; Christensen, Kai Håkon & Müller, Malte (2019). Wave statistics from ship mounted sensors in the marginal ice zone.
  • Marchenko, Aleksey; Haase, Andrea; Jensen, Atle; Lishman, Ben & Rabault, Jean (2019). Laboratory investigations of the bending rheology of floating saline ice and wave damping in the HSVA ice tank.
  • Rabault, Jean; Sutherland, Graig J. & Jensen, Atle (2019). Measurements of sea ice drift and dynamics using an open source instrument.
  • Marchenko, Aleksey (2019). Modeling of iceberg drift in the Barents Sea.
  • Rabault, Jean; Sutherland, Graig J. & Jensen, Atle (2019). Measurements of waves in ice using open source solutions: results from recent deployments in the Northwest Barents sea.
  • Breivik, Øyvind; Rabault, Jean; Hole, Lars R; Christensen, Kai Håkon; Müller, Malte & Jensen, Atle [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Bølger i isen påvirker Arktis. Å forstå isdønningene kan forbedre værvarsler og klimamodeller. Forskning.no. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Rabault, Jean; Jensen, Atle & Kuchta, Miroslav (2019). Deep Reinforcement Learning reduces cylinder drag in a 2D flow simulation: a first step towards novel Active Flow Control methodology?
  • Løken, Trygve Kvåle; Rabault, Jean; Jensen, Atle; Sutherland, Graig; Christensen, Kai Håkon & Müller, Malte (2019). Wave measurements from ship mounted sensors in the Arctic marginal ice zone.
  • Rabault, Jean; Kolaas, Jostein & Jensen, Atle (2018). Using modern Artificial Neural Networks for performing end-to-end Particle Image Velocimetry.
  • Rabault, Jean; Sutherland, Graig & Jensen, Atle (2018). Novel Field and Laboratory Observations of Wave-ice Interactions in Various Sea Ice Types.

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Tags: Mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Polar Regions
Published Apr. 4, 2018 3:49 PM - Last modified Oct. 7, 2021 10:55 AM

Participants

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