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Journal Title: Geophysical Research Letters
Authors and Corporations: Steele, M., Ermold, W., Häkkinen, S., Holland, D., Holloway, G., Karcher, M., Kauker, F., Maslowski, W., Steiner, N., Zhang, J.
In: Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 2001, 15, p. 2935-2938
Media Type: E-Article
Language: English
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Abstract: <jats:p>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.</jats:p>
Physical Description: 2935-2938
ISSN: 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1029/2001gl012845