Historical variability of the density stratification in the Laptev Sea.

Greil, Florian, Janout, Markus and Hölemann, Jens (2011) Historical variability of the density stratification in the Laptev Sea. [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2011. , 03.04.-08.04.2011, Vienna, Austria .

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Abstract

The Laptev Sea is a key region for sea ice formation and export to the inner Arctic. During winter, wind-ice-dynamics repeatedly produce open water areas (polynyas) with extensive heat fluxes, sea ice formation and water mass modification. In summer, the oceanic processes are strongly influenced by the enormous freshwater discharge of Siberian rivers. All this influences the density distribution.
We therefore present a comprehensive analysis of the historical temperature and salinity data which is episodically available since around 1910. The variability of the density stratification is important for mixing across the water column.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Abstract in: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13.2011, EGU2011-1359
Research affiliation: AWI
Open Access Journal?: Yes
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Projects: Polynya, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 08:47
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/26469

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