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 (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
Keywords: Wind-driven hydrography; eastern Siberian shelf; summer; surface;
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2005GL023022
ISSN: 0094-8276
Projects: Otto Schmidt Laboratory
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 12:04
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/31936

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