Sea ice transport: A highly variable link between Arctic and North Atlantic

Hilmer, Michael, Harder, Markus and Lemke, Peter (1998) Sea ice transport: A highly variable link between Arctic and North Atlantic Geophysical Research Letters, 25 (17). pp. 3359-3362. DOI 10.1029/98GL52360.

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Abstract

The variability of the ice volume flux into the northeast Atlantic is investigated with an optimized dynamic-thermodynamic sea ice model using 40 years (1958–1997) of atmospheric forcing fields derived from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis project. The simulated sea ice export from the Arctic exhibits considerable interannual to decadal variability and is primarily a linear response to sea level pressure anomalies over Greenland and over the Barents and Kara Seas. Our model results suggest that ice export anomalies such as in 1968 which supposedly caused the so-called “Great Salinity Anomaly” in the northern North Atlantic are not unique but rather frequent events as part of the variability of the Arctic climate system.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Sea ice transport, Arctic, North Atlantic
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1029/98GL52360
ISSN: 0094-8276
Projects: SFB460
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:24
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 13:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/5049

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