Skip to main content
TRIMIS

Interplay between waves and seasonal ice cover: observational and modelling study in the Baltic Sea

PROJECTS
Funding
Estonia
Estonia icon
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Objectives

The region where ice and waves interact is the marginal ice zone (MIZ). The lack of sufficient amount of wave data in the MIZ hinders our knowledge on how storm-generated waves propagate through MIZ. But this information is crucial for safe navigation of vessels and is needed when oil spills occur in ice.

Setting up experimental work in the Polar Regions is logistically and financially a demanding task. However, as high waves and ice cover are concurring in the Baltic Sea (BS), it forms a natural experimental and numerical test bed for analysis of wave-ice feedback.

The first objective is to in parallel measure the wave propagation in the MIZ and the corresponding ice parameters (flow size, thickness, concentration) in the BS. The second objective is to synthesise the measurement results and develop a conceptual model for wave-ice interactions, which is then implemented step-by-step (third objective) in a coupled wave-ice-circulation model and applied in hindcasts and forecasts.

Funding

Funding Source
Estonian Research Council

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Tallinna Tehnika Uelikool
Address
Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 TALLINN, Estonia
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Sea-ice modelling
Development phase
Research/Invention

Contribute! Submit your project

Do you wish to submit a project or a programme? Head over to the Contribute page, login and follow the process!

Submit