Atlantic Water in the Arctic Circulation Transpolar System.

Ivanov, V. V. and Timokhov, L. A. (2019) Atlantic Water in the Arctic Circulation Transpolar System. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, 44 (4). pp. 238-249. DOI 10.3103/S1068373919040034.

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Abstract

The water of Atlantic origin (Atlantic water) is of special importance for the formation of the hydrological regime of the Arctic Ocean and provides a “building material” for the main water masses in the surface and intermediate layers. Atlantic water are structurally included to the Arctic Transpolar System (ATS); it is a multicomponent physical object whose state defines the role of the Arctic Ocean in the planetary climate. The recent advances in the Atlantic water research are discussed, in particular, the role of Atlantic water in the Arctic sea ice reduction. Particular attention is paid to the possible activation of feedbacks in ATS that may result in an accelerated Arctic sea ice loss recorded after 2007.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Atlantic water, Arctic circulation transpolar system
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.3103/S1068373919040034
ISSN: 1068-3739
Projects: CATS
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 09:38
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/49210

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