New paper by Dumont et al. in JGR: "A wave-based model for the marginal ice zone including a floe breaking parameterization. "

A simple but novel parameterization for floe breaking is derived by considering alternatively ice as a flexible and rigid material and by using current estimates of ice flexural critical strain and strength. This parameterization is combined with a wave scattering model in a one-dimensional numerical framework, to evaluate the floe size distribution and the extent of the MIZ.

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