ESSIC Assistant Research Scientist Alek Petty is the lead author of a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research’s Earth Surface. Titled “Atmospheric form drag coefficients over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography data, spring 2009–2015,“ the paper provides new insight into atmospheric wind drag over Arctic sea ice utilizing Operation IceBridge data. Petty is also a co-author of a newly published study in the European Geosciences Union journal The Cryosphere, titled “Arctic Ocean geostrophic circulation 2003-2014.” The paper presents a 12-year record of geostrophic currents at monthly resolution in the ice-covered and ice-free Arctic Ocean.
Petty, A. A., M. C. Tsamados, N. T. Kurtz, Atmospheric form drag over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography observations, JGR Earth's Surface
Armitage, T. W. K., S. Bacon, A. L. Ridout, A. A. Petty, S. Wolbach, M. C. Tsamados, Arctic Ocean geostrophic circulation 2003-2014, The Cryosphere