Supervisors: Louis-Philippe Nadeau, Bruno Tremblay
Starting date: August 2017
Research topic: The goal of the research is to model the crucial role of under-resolved ocean mechanisms along sea ice leads (Linear Kinematic Features) and their associated heat fluxes. Along these LKF are discontinuities in the movement of ice floes and ice-ocean surface stresses. Such forcing excites near-inertial waves and narrow bands of large vertical velocities. Both can induce heat transports into mixed layer. This adds to convective heat transport related to sea ice formation and associated brine rejection.