Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre: A model intercomparison

M. Steele, W. Ermold, S. Häkkinen, D. Holland, G. Holloway, M. Karcher, F. Kauker, W. Maslowski, N. Steiner, J. Zhang

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Abstract

Output from six regional sea ice-ocean climate model simulations of the arctic seas is compared to investigate the models' ability to accurately reproduce the observed late winter mean sea surface salinity. The results indicate general agreement within the Nordic seas, strong differences on the arctic continental shelves, and the presence of a climate drift that leads to a high salinity bias in most models within the Beaufort Gyre. The latter is highly sensitive to the wind forcing and to the simulation of freshwater sources on the shelves and elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2935-2938
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume28
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2001

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Steele, M., Ermold, W., Häkkinen, S., Holland, D., Holloway, G., Karcher, M., ... Zhang, J. (2001). Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre: A model intercomparison. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(15), 2935-2938. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL012845

Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre : A model intercomparison. / Steele, M.; Ermold, W.; Häkkinen, S.; Holland, D.; Holloway, G.; Karcher, M.; Kauker, F.; Maslowski, W.; Steiner, N.; Zhang, J.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 28, No. 15, 01.08.2001, p. 2935-2938.

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Steele, M, Ermold, W, Häkkinen, S, Holland, D, Holloway, G, Karcher, M, Kauker, F, Maslowski, W, Steiner, N & Zhang, J 2001, 'Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre: A model intercomparison', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 28, no. 15, pp. 2935-2938. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL012845
Steele M, Ermold W, Häkkinen S, Holland D, Holloway G, Karcher M et al. Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre: A model intercomparison. Geophysical Research Letters. 2001 Aug 1;28(15):2935-2938. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL012845
Steele, M. ; Ermold, W. ; Häkkinen, S. ; Holland, D. ; Holloway, G. ; Karcher, M. ; Kauker, F. ; Maslowski, W. ; Steiner, N. ; Zhang, J. / Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre : A model intercomparison. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 28, No. 15. pp. 2935-2938.
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