Drifting Arctic Sea Ice Archives Changes in Ocean Surface

Pfirman, S., Haxby, W., Eicken, H., Jeffries, M. and Bauch, Dorothea (2005) Drifting Arctic Sea Ice Archives Changes in Ocean Surface Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (19). L194011. DOI 10.1029/2004GL020666.

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Abstract

δ18O profiles in drifting Arctic sea ice are coupled with back trajectories of ice drift and an ice growth model to reconstruct the surface hydrography of the Arctic Ocean interior. The results compare well with δ18O values obtained by traditional oceanographic methods and known water mass distributions. Analysis of the stable isotopic composition of sea ice floes sampled at strategic and relatively accessible locations, e.g., Fram Strait, could aid in mapping spatial and temporal variations in Arctic Ocean surface waters.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Drifting Arctic sea ice, Arctic Ocean
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2004GL020666
ISSN: 0094-8276
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:50
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 10:08
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/5048

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