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Arctic mass, freshwater and heat fluxes: methods and modelled seasonal variability

Arctic mass, freshwater and heat fluxes: methods and modelled seasonal variability
Arctic mass, freshwater and heat fluxes: methods and modelled seasonal variability
Considering the Arctic Ocean (including sea ice) as a defined volume, we develop equations describing the time-varying fluxes of mass, heat and freshwater (FW) into, and storage of those quantities within, that volume. The seasonal cycles of fluxes and storage of mass, heat and FW are quantified and illustrated using output from a numerical model. The meanings of ‘reference values’ and FW fluxes are discussed, and the potential for error through the use of arbitrary reference values is examined.
1364-503X
20140169
Bacon, Sheldon
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Aksenov, Yevgeny
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Fawcett, Stephen
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Madec, Gurvan
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Bacon, Sheldon
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Aksenov, Yevgeny
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Fawcett, Stephen
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Madec, Gurvan
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Bacon, Sheldon, Aksenov, Yevgeny, Fawcett, Stephen and Madec, Gurvan (2015) Arctic mass, freshwater and heat fluxes: methods and modelled seasonal variability. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 373 (2052), 20140169. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0169).

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Considering the Arctic Ocean (including sea ice) as a defined volume, we develop equations describing the time-varying fluxes of mass, heat and freshwater (FW) into, and storage of those quantities within, that volume. The seasonal cycles of fluxes and storage of mass, heat and FW are quantified and illustrated using output from a numerical model. The meanings of ‘reference values’ and FW fluxes are discussed, and the potential for error through the use of arbitrary reference values is examined.

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Published date: 7 September 2015
Organisations: Marine Systems Modelling, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate

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Local EPrints ID: 381678
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381678
ISSN: 1364-503X
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Date deposited: 17 Sep 2015 12:37
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 20:33

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