Sea ice has been melting earlier and returning later year after year. Understanding the interactions between ocean processes and sea ice can help understand the mechanisms behind these trends.
Using ADCPs for world-class wave and ice research in the Arctic
Professor Jim Thomson and a team at the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab used a suite of Nortek instruments to explain how turbulence and waves in the Arctic can influence sea ice melting.
Uncovering these processes is essential for conserving and protecting sensitive areas like the Arctic from the effects of climate change.