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S Bacon: Arctic freshwater balance (and impact on global ocean circulation)


Presented by Sheldon Bacon, National Oceanography Centre, UK, at the ESA-CliC Earth Observation and Arctic Science Priorities Meeting, Norway, 2015

Considering the Arctic Ocean (including sea ice) as a defined volume, we develop equations describing the time-varying fluxes of mass and freshwater into, and storage of those quantities within, that volume.  Fluxes and storage of mass and freshwater are illustrated using output from a numerical model.  Initial validation of the approach using in situ and remote-sensed measurements is described.

For more information on the meeting this was presented at, see http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/meetings/esa-arctic-2015

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