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Emergence of deep convection in the Arctic Ocean under a warming climate

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The appearance of winter deep mixed layers in the Arctic Ocean under a warming climate is investigated with the HiGEM coupled global climate model. In response to a four times increase of atmospheric CO2 levels with respect to present day conditions, the Arctic Basin becomes seasonally ice-free. Its surface becomes consequently warmer and, on average, slightly fresher. Locally, changes in surface salinity can be far larger (up to 4 psu) than the basin-scale average, and of a different sign. T...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s00382-017-3849-9

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St Cross College
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Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
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Climate Dynamics Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
9-10
Pages:
3833-3847
Publication date:
2017-08-07
Acceptance date:
2017-07-31
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EISSN:
1432-0894
ISSN:
0930-7575
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pubs:721490
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uri:4323d935-ef9f-4311-9a2e-40accdc01bef
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uuid:4323d935-ef9f-4311-9a2e-40accdc01bef
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pubs:721490

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