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Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes : Defining the Role of the Northern Seas in Climate - Robert R. Dickson

Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes

Defining the Role of the Northern Seas in Climate

By: Robert R. Dickson (Editor), Jens Meincke (Editor), Peter Rhines (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2008
ISBN: 9781402067730
Number Of Pages: 736

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We are only now beginning to understand the climatic impact of the remarkable events that are now occurring in subarctic waters. Researchers, however, have yet to agree upon a predictive model that links change in our northern seas to climate. This volume brings together the body of evidence needed to develop climate models that quantify the ocean exchanges through subarctic seas, measure their variability, and gauge their impact on climate.

Forewordp. v
Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes: Defining the Role of the Northern Seas in Climate. A General Introductionp. 1
The Inflow of Atlantic Water, Heat, and Salt to the Nordic Seas Across the Greenland-Scotland Ridgep. 15
Volume and Heat Transports to the Arctic Ocean Via the Norwegian and Barents Seasp. 45
Variation of Measured Heat Flow Through the Fram Strait Between 1997 and 2006p. 65
Is Oceanic Heat Transport Significant in the Climate System?p. 87
Long-Term Variability of Atlantic Water Inflow to the Northern Seas: Insights from Model Experimentsp. 111
Climatic Importance of Large-Scale and Mesoscale Circulation in the Lofoten Basin Deduced from Lagrangian Observationsp. 131
Freshwater Storage in the Northern Ocean and the Special Role of the Beaufort Gyrep. 145
Modelling the Sea Ice Export Through Fram Straitp. 171
Fresh-Water Fluxes via Pacific and Arctic Outflows Across the Canadian Polar Shelfp. 193
The Arctic-Subarctic Exchange Through Hudson Straitp. 249
Freshwater Fluxes East of Greenlandp. 263
The Changing View on How Freshwater Impacts the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulationp. 289
Constraints on Estimating Mass, Heat and Freshwater Transports in the Arctic Ocean: An Exercisep. 315
Variability and Change in the Atmospheric Branch of the Arctic Hydrologic Cyclep. 343
Simulating the Terms in the Arctic Hydrological Budgetp. 363
Is the Global Conveyor Belt Threatened by Arctic Ocean Fresh Water Outflow?p. 385
Simulating the Long-Term Variability of Liquid Freshwater Export from the Arctic Oceanp. 405
The Overflow Transport East of Icelandp. 427
The Overflow Flux West of Iceland: Variability, Origins and Forcingp. 443
Tracer Evidence of the Origin and Variability of Denmark Strait Overflow Waterp. 475
Transformation and Fate of Overflows in the Northern North Atlanticp. 505
Modelling the Overflows Across the Greenland-Scotland Ridgep. 527
Satellite Evidence of Change in the Northern Gyrep. 551
The History of the Labrador Sea Water: Production, Spreading, Transformation and Lossp. 569
Convective to Gyre-Scale Dynamics: Seaglider Campaigns in the Labrador Sea 2003-2005p. 613
Convection in the Western North Atlantic Sub-Polar Gyre: Do Small-Scale Wind Events Matter?p. 629
North Atlantic Deep Water Formation in the Labrador Sea, Recirculation Through the Subpolar Gyre, and Discharge to the Subtropicsp. 653
Accessing the Inaccessible: Buoyancy-Driven Coastal Currents on the Shelves of Greenland and Eastern Canadap. 703
List of Contributorsp. 723
Indexp. 731
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ISBN: 9781402067730
ISBN-10: 1402067739
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 4th March 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.63