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Nonlinear threshold behavior during the loss of Arctic sea ice.

Abstract:

In light of the rapid recent retreat of Arctic sea ice, a number of studies have discussed the possibility of a critical threshold (or "tipping point") beyond which the ice-albedo feedback causes the ice cover to melt away in an irreversible process. The focus has typically been centered on the annual minimum (September) ice cover, which is often seen as particularly susceptible to destabilization by the ice-albedo feedback. Here, we examine the central physical processes associated with the ...

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10.1073/pnas.0806887106

Authors


Eisenman, I More by this author
Wettlaufer, JS More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
106
Issue:
1
Pages:
28-32
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:32eca7da-bfb9-4912-b6be-99a9246195b3
Source identifiers:
428093
Local pid:
pubs:428093

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