New findings from NIWA in Antarctica

Work package/Task: 

WP2 - Wave modeling

Our dear friend Alison Kohout (NIWA, NZ, member of the SWARP scientific advisory committee) is breaking the news with her paper in Nature

Her expedition to deploy waves buoys in Antarctica sea ice has been successful and the results are shaking the good old idea that the wave attenuation was purely exponential. She shows the attenuation is becoming linear for very high waves, with consequences for Antarctica and potentially the future Arctic sea ice.

Measured attenuations from Kohout et al. 2014.

This paper is making a lot of waves in the media

The SWARP modelers are already on the bridge to test the new wave attenuation relationship ...