KUER Local News
9:29 am
Thu September 13, 2007

The Mathematics of Sea Ice

Salt Lake CIty, UT – Making useful observations of the earth from satellites requires understanding what you're looking at -- and that's why University of Utah mathematics professor Ken Golden is on a ship in the Antarctic looking at sea ice up close. Golden is spending a month-long voyage measuring the flow of brine through the ice and creating mathematical models that will be used to study global warming and other phenomena. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.
Golden's research on brine movement through sea ice is published in the current issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.