Sunglitter on waves

2020-03-06 - Bic Win 2020 field experiment completed

The Bic Win 2020 field experiment was successfully completed on the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary in Québec. Ice conditions varied widely during this experiment, ranging from too much ice (for waves to develop) to no ice at all. In between we enjoyed several very good days of waves-in-ice data collection. This year our acquisitions included a major focus on under-ice turbulence, to support Luc Barast’s Ph.D. thesis. A major thanks to Dany Dumont (ISMER), and all the team members at LOPS, ISMER, and WHOI who helped make this year’s mission a success!

Here is a short video illustrating some of the fieldwork:

2019-10-15 - Internal waves under sea ice in GRL

Results from a laboratory experiment, led by Magda Carr of Newcastle University, that was designed to study the effects of internal waves under sea ice were just published in this paper: DOI:10.1029/2019GL084710 in Geophysical Research Letters.

Here is a video showing one of the sample runs (that was not used in the article):

Film about the BicWin field experiments

A very nice film about the BicWin field experiments was directed by Guillaume Lévesque:

And the vimeo link for those not in Canada:

2019-02-11 - Article in Sciences Ouest

A short article about my ERC project, WAAXT, was published in the monthly science journal, sciences ouest:

2019-01-03 - Article in Québec Science

A paper by myself and Dany Dumont (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0167.1) on the effects of waves on sea ice thickness was selected by Québec Science as one on the 10 discoveries of the year for 2018. The article is available here:

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2018-07-27 - ERC WAAXT funded

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My proposal to the ERC, Wave-modulated Arctic Air-sea eXchanges and Turbulence (WAAXT) was funded. This means 5 years of support to address a key area of uncertainty for the future of Arctic sea ice: The effects of waves on air-sea exchanges in an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean. Read more about it here.