Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-011-0386-7
Title: Decadal variability of the Arctic Ocean thermal structure
Authors: Madhusoodanan, M.S. 
Thompson, B.
Keywords: Arctic Ocean
EOF
Heat budget
Heat content
Ocean warming
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Madhusoodanan, M.S., Thompson, B. (2011-07). Decadal variability of the Arctic Ocean thermal structure. Ocean Dynamics 61 (7) : 873-880. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-011-0386-7
Abstract: Long-term variability of heat content (HC) in the upper 1,000 m of the Arctic Ocean is investigated using surface and subsurface temperature and current data during 1958-2005 compiled by Simple Ocean Data Assimilation. Annual cycle of the Arctic Ocean HC is controlled primarily by the negative and positive excursions in net upper ocean heat flux, while the inter-annual variability is mainly associated with meridional thermal advection from the North Atlantic Ocean. Variability in HC is experienced as a basin-wide cooling/warming in association with the Arctic Oscillation on a decadal time scale. In the first three dominant modes of Empirical Orthogonal Function, the maximum amplitude of HC variability occurs in the Greenland-Norwegian Sea and Eurasian Basin. In general, HC showed increasing trend during 1958-2005 indicating continuous warming with regional variations in magnitude. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Source Title: Ocean Dynamics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115055
ISSN: 16167341
DOI: 10.1007/s10236-011-0386-7
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