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TC | Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 13, 1423–1439, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1423-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 1423–1439, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1423-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 May 2019

Research article | 08 May 2019

Contributions of advection and melting processes to the decline in sea ice in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean

Haibo Bi et al.

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The Arctic sea ice extent is diminishing, which is deemed an immediate response to a warmer Earth. However, quantitative estimates about the contribution due to transport and melt to the sea ice loss are still vague. This study mainly utilizes satellite observations to quantify the dynamic and thermodynamic aspects of ice loss for nearly 40 years (1979–2016). In addition, the potential impacts on ice reduction due to different atmospheric circulation pattern are highlighted.
The Arctic sea ice extent is diminishing, which is deemed an immediate response to a warmer...
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