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Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2923–2940, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2923-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 10, 2923–2940, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2923-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Nov 2016

Research article | 28 Nov 2016

In situ field measurements of the temporal evolution of low-frequency sea-ice dielectric properties in relation to temperature, salinity, and microstructure

Megan O'Sadnick et al.
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Non-destructive in situ monitoring of sea-ice microstructure is of value to sea-ice research and operations but remains elusive to date. We relate in situ measurements of sea-ice dielectric properties at frequencies of 10 to 95 Hz to ice temperature, salinity, and microstructure. Results support the possible use of low-frequency electric measurements to monitor the seasonal evolution of brine volume fraction, pore volume, and connectivity of pore space in sea ice.
Non-destructive in situ monitoring of sea-ice microstructure is of value to sea-ice research and...
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