Stefan's formula


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Stefan's formula

[′shte‚fänz ‚fȯr·myə·lə]
(oceanography)
A formula for the growth of thickness h of an ice cover on the ocean at various freezing temperatures, expressed as where l is the coefficient of thermal conductivity, λi is the latent heat of fusion, ρi is the density of ice, and ψ is the cold sum (in degree days below 0°C).