Date Added: Oct 2011
The authors are developing software to simulate the behaviour of sea ice in a floe on the ocean surface, including interactions with solid objects (e.g., ships). In order to interact with this simulation and to visualize the results, they are developing a tool that gives the user the ability to set up the initial conditions, run the simulation, and display the simulated ice-floe data in sequence. Initial data can be extracted from images (e.g., from a satellite), manually manipulated, and then passed to the simulator. The output can then be viewed and interrogated interactively. By using this tool to display the simulation of the ice-floes, the users will have the ability to analyze ice-floe and ice-structure interactions.