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Ice Stress [Richter-Menge J., B. Elder, K. Claffey]


A governing factor in the exchange of energy between the atmosphere, sea ice cover, and ocean is the thickness distribution of the ice cover. A complex series of dynamic and thermodynamic processes defines the thickness distribution. Key to the dynamic processes is the mechanical behavior of the ice cover, which described the relationship between stress and deformation. For additional documentation, start with the stress.htm file contained in the zip file

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Additional information

  • 1.0 (2007-11-02)
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Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1997-10-02 00:00:00
End datetime 1998-09-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 70.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -170.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -130.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Richter-Menge, J., Elder, B., Claffey, K. 2007. Ice Stress. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 Oct 2019.

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