Wind-driven summer surface hydrography of the eastern Siberian shelf.

Dmitrenko, Igor, Kirillov, Sergey, Eicken, Hajo and Markova, Natalia (2005) Wind-driven summer surface hydrography of the eastern Siberian shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (14). L14613. DOI 10.1029/2005GL023022.

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Abstract

High interannual variability of summer surface salinity over the Laptev and East Siberian Sea shelves derived from historical records of the 1950s–2000s is attributed to atmospheric vorticity variations. In the cyclonic regime (positive vorticity) the eastward diversion of the Laptev Sea riverine water results in a negative salinity anomaly to the east of the Lena Delta and farther to the East Siberian Sea, and a positive anomaly to the north of the Lena Delta. Anticyclonic (negative) vorticity results in negative salinity anomalies northward from the Lena Delta due to freshwater advection toward the north, and a corresponding salinity increase eastward.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Frai zugänglich laut EZB
Keywords: Laptev Sea; East Siberian Sea; Lena Delta; Salinity
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2005GL023022
ISSN: 0094-8276
Projects: Laptev Sea System, Permafrost
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 11:28
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 08:51
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/27113

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