Tag Archives: Arctic

Sea Ice & Sea Shanties

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDIC) publishes the extent of daily Sea Ice coverage for both the Arctic and Antarctic. These are derived from  from meteorological satellite images. Often you see more alarming plots of  rapidly disappearing Sea Ice … Continue reading

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Tidal effects in polar regions

The tidal force acting on the oceans generates tidal currents due to the tractional component parallel to the surface. This is because horizontally there is no net gravitational force acting to counteract motion. This tractional force reaches a maximum at … Continue reading

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