Title Observational program tracks Arctic Ocean transition to a warmer state
Author Polyakov, I.; Timokhov, L.; Dmitrenko, I.; Ivanov, V.; Simmons, H.; Beszcynska- Möller, A.; Dickson, R.; Fahrbach, E.; Fortier, L.; Gascard, J.; Hölemann, J.; Holliday, N.P.; Hansen, E.; Mauritzen, C.; Piechura, J.; Pickart, R.; Schauer, U.; Steele, M.; Walczowski, W.
Author Affil Polyakov, I., University of Alaska, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK. Other: Arctic & Antarctic Research Institute, Russian Federation; Alfred Wegener Institute, Federal Republic of Germany; Center for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, United Kingdom; Laval University, Canada; Pierre and Marie Curie University, France; National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom; Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway; Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; University of Washington
Source Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 88(40), p.398-399, . Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0096- 3941
Publication Date Oct. 2, 2007
Notes In English. 2 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 62000530
Index Terms climate; conduction; global change; global warming; ice; international cooperation; salinity; temperature; water; water temperature; Arctic region; Arctic Ocean--Barents Sea; Arctic Ocean--Eurasia Basin; air; Arctic Ocean; Barents Sea; conductivity; DAMOCLES; Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long Term Environmental Studies; Eurasia Basin; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; MAOOS; monitoring; Mooring-Based Arctic Ocean Observational System; ocean circulation; quantitative analysis; sea ice; sea-surface temperature
Abstract Over the past several decades, the Arctic Ocean has undergone substantial change. Enhanced transport of warmer air from lower latitudes has led to increased Arctic surface air temperature. Concurrent reductions in Arctic ice extent and thickness have been documented. The first evidence of warming in the intermediate Atlantic Water (AW, water depth between 150 and 900 meters) of the Arctic Ocean was found in 1990. Another anomaly, found in 2004, suggests that the Arctic Ocean is in transition toward a new, warmer state [Polyakov et al., 2005, and references therein]. Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1029/2007EO400002
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 279907