Multi-scale modeling of Arctic sea ice: Toward a kinetic theory viewpoint

Speaker(s) Samuel Stechmann University of Wisconsin-Madison
Date 3 May 2022 – 13:30 to 14:15
Venue INI Seminar Room 2
Session Title Multi-scale modeling of Arctic sea ice: Toward a kinetic theory viewpoint
Event [FKT] Frontiers in kinetic theory: connecting microscopic to macroscopic scales - KineCon 2022
Abstract

Sea ice floats on the surface of the Arctic Ocean, and plays an important role in Earth's climate.  Traditionally, sea ice has been modeled as a material, as a continuum, with various rheological models proposed.  From a more detailed perspective, sea ice is a collection of many individual blocks of ice, called "floes."  In this talk, I will discuss approaches for floe-based (i.e., particle-based) models of sea ice, including multi-scale models to bridge the gap between floe-based and continuum-based models. 

Supported By