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Volume 9, issue 3 | Copyright
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1219-1241, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Model description paper 01 Apr 2016

Model description paper | 01 Apr 2016

Discrete-Element bonded-particle Sea Ice model DESIgn, version 1.3a – model description and implementation

Agnieszka Herman
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Short summary
Recent developments in observational and modeling techniques allow us to analyze sea ice with increasingly higher resolution. Instead of a continuous ice cover we observe a complex, constantly changing medium composed of interacting floes. Understanding these aspects of sea ice behavior requires new modeling methods, like the Discrete-Element Sea Ice model (DESIgn) in which sea ice is treated as an assemblage of grains that freeze together or break apart in response to wind and ocean currents.
Recent developments in observational and modeling techniques allow us to analyze sea ice with...