RESEARCH COMPONENTS

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Central Hypothesis

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Approaches

We address these objectives with a joint field-remote sensing-modeling campaign, taking advantage of the location and season of a U.S. Navy Ice Camp in 2007. Our campaign builds upon previous individual efforts, by coordinating modeling, remote sensing and field expertise to provide an integrated view of the spatiotemporal variability of sea ice deformation and its impact on the sea ice mass balance. By synchronizing an ice thickness measurement campaign with deformation measurements, we provide a detailed analysis of the inter-relation between sea ice stress, strain rate and mass balance.