Video: How simple math can help predict the melting of sea ice — Watts Up With That?

Anurag Papolu, The Conversation To better predict climate change, scientists need accurate models which predict the behavior of many natural processes. One of these is the melting of arctic sea ice, which requires expensive and difficult data collection in the Arctic. Physicist Ivan Sudakov at the University of Dayton and his colleagues have developed a…

Video: How simple math can help predict the melting of sea ice — Watts Up With That?

Charles Rotter / 40 mins ago June 16, 2020

The new model predicts the growth of small ponds on arctic ice sheets. Scientific Visualization Studio / NASA

Anurag PapoluThe Conversation

To better predict climate change, scientists need accurate models which predict the behavior of many natural processes. One of these is the melting of arctic sea ice, which requires expensive and difficult data collection in the Arctic.

Physicist Ivan Sudakov at the University of Dayton and his colleagues have developed a new method to understand the growth of small ponds on sea ice. They developed a model which borrows ideas from the 100-year-old Ising model that simulates the behavior of ferromagnetic materials.

This video shows how these small ponds form on the ice, and how the model can be used to understand the process more efficiently.

Anurag Papolu, Multimedia Editor, The Conversation

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