Anomalous variations in the thermohaline structure of the Arctic Ocean (Aus dem Russ. übersetzt)

Frolov, I. E., Ashik, I. M., Kassens, Heidemarie, Polyakov, Igor V., Proshutinsky, A. Yu., Sokolov, V. T. and Timokhov, Leonid A. (2009) Anomalous variations in the thermohaline structure of the Arctic Ocean (Aus dem Russ. übersetzt) Doklady Earth Sciences, 429 (2). pp. 1567-1569. DOI 10.1134/S1028334X09090323.

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In the last two decades, significant changes have occurred in the Arctic Ocean as well as in the entire Arctic region. The ice cover of Arctic seas, which was gradually (linearly) decreasing from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of it [1], began to shrink rapidly in the 1990s and in the 21st century [2]. Salinity variations in the upper layer changed sign in different regions [3]. The temperature of Atlantic waters in the Arctic basin started to increase. At the end of the 1990s, stabilization of Atlantic water transport to the Arctic Basin was observed [4], but starting from 2004, the temperature of Atlantic waters in the Eurasian sub-basin increased even more and reached values that had not been observed here previously [5]. In 2007, extreme summer processes in the Arctic that followed this increase and anomalous state of the ice cover and upper layer of the ocean that were formed by the beginning of autumn put forward a pressing problem to evaluate the variation in the thermohaline structure of the Arctic Ocean as a whole.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000273353100032. - Original Russian Text © I.E. Frolov, I.M. Ashik, H. Kassens, I.V. Polyakov, A.Yu. Proshutinsky, V.T. Sokolov, L.A. Timokhov, 2009, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2009, Vol. 429, No. 5, pp. 688–690.
Keywords: Paleoceanography; Arctic Ocean; Atlantic water; Temperature; Thermohaline structure
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1134/S1028334X09090323
ISSN: 1028-334X
Projects: Laptev Sea System, Polynya
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 09:25
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 12:35

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