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Competing effects of elevated vertical mixing and increased freshwater input on the stratification and sea ice cover in a changing Arctic Ocean

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The Arctic Ocean is undergoing a period of rapid transition. Freshwater input is projected to increase, and the decline in Arctic sea ice is likely to drive periodic increases in vertical mixing during ice-free periods. Here, a 1D model of the Arctic Ocean is used to explore how these competing processes will affect the stratification, the stability of the cold halocline, and the sea-ice cover at the surface. Initially, stronger shear leads to elevated vertical mixing which causes the mixed l...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1175/JPO-D-15-0174.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Publisher:
American Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Physical Oceanography Journal website
Volume:
46
Pages:
1531–1553
Publication date:
2016-04-29
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EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Source identifiers:
604430
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pubs:604430
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uuid:6c554923-7662-49eb-8c09-658cff058bd6
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pubs:604430
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2016-02-15

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