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Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean : A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean . / Polyakov, Igor ; Rippeth, Tom; Fer, Ilker; Baumann, Till; Carmack, Eddy; Ivanov, Vladimir; Janout, M.A.; Padman, Laurie; Pnyushkov, Andrey; Rember, Robert.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 47, No. 16, e2020GL089469, 28.08.2020.

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Polyakov, I, Rippeth, T, Fer, I, Baumann, T, Carmack, E, Ivanov, V, Janout, MA, Padman, L, Pnyushkov, A & Rember, R 2020, 'Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean: A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean ', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 47, no. 16, e2020GL089469. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089469

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Polyakov, I., Rippeth, T., Fer, I., Baumann, T., Carmack, E., Ivanov, V., Janout, M. A., Padman, L., Pnyushkov, A., & Rember, R. (2020). Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean: A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean . Geophysical Research Letters, 47(16), [e2020GL089469]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089469

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Polyakov I, Rippeth T, Fer I, Baumann T, Carmack E, Ivanov V, Janout MA, Padman L, Pnyushkov A, Rember R. 2020. Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean: A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean . Geophysical Research Letters. 47(16):Article e2020GL089469. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089469

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Polyakov I, Rippeth T, Fer I, Baumann T, Carmack E, Ivanov V et al. Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean: A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean . Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 Aug 28;47(16). e2020GL089469. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089469

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Polyakov, Igor ; Rippeth, Tom ; Fer, Ilker ; Baumann, Till ; Carmack, Eddy ; Ivanov, Vladimir ; Janout, M.A. ; Padman, Laurie ; Pnyushkov, Andrey ; Rember, Robert. / Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean : A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean . In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 ; Vol. 47, No. 16.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean

T2 - A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean

AU - Polyakov, Igor

AU - Rippeth, Tom

AU - Fer, Ilker

AU - Baumann, Till

AU - Carmack, Eddy

AU - Ivanov, Vladimir

AU - Janout, M.A.

AU - Padman, Laurie

AU - Pnyushkov, Andrey

AU - Rember, Robert

PY - 2020/8/28

Y1 - 2020/8/28

N2 - A 15-year (2004-2018) record of mooring observations from the upper 50m ocean in the eastern Eurasian Basin reveals increased current speeds and shear, associated with an increasing coupling between wind, ice, and oceanic currents and their vertical shear over 2004-2018, particularly in summer. Substantial increases in both current speeds and shears in the upper 50 m are dominated by a 3-4 times amplification of currents in the semidiurnal band, which includes tides and wind-forced near-inertial oscillations. For the first time the strengthening upper ocean currents and shear are observed to coincide with weakening stratification, implying a increasing coupling between the wind and sea ice with upper ocean currents and shear. This coupling links the Atlantic Water heat to the sea ice, a consequence of which would be reducing regional sea ice volume. These results point to a new positive feedback mechanism in which reduced sea ice extent facilites more energetic inertial oscillations and associated upper-ocean shear leading in enhanced ventilation of the Atlantic water.

AB - A 15-year (2004-2018) record of mooring observations from the upper 50m ocean in the eastern Eurasian Basin reveals increased current speeds and shear, associated with an increasing coupling between wind, ice, and oceanic currents and their vertical shear over 2004-2018, particularly in summer. Substantial increases in both current speeds and shears in the upper 50 m are dominated by a 3-4 times amplification of currents in the semidiurnal band, which includes tides and wind-forced near-inertial oscillations. For the first time the strengthening upper ocean currents and shear are observed to coincide with weakening stratification, implying a increasing coupling between the wind and sea ice with upper ocean currents and shear. This coupling links the Atlantic Water heat to the sea ice, a consequence of which would be reducing regional sea ice volume. These results point to a new positive feedback mechanism in which reduced sea ice extent facilites more energetic inertial oscillations and associated upper-ocean shear leading in enhanced ventilation of the Atlantic water.

KW - Actric Ocean

KW - Mixing

U2 - 10.1029/2020GL089469

DO - 10.1029/2020GL089469

M3 - Article

VL - 47

JO - Geophysical Research Letters

JF - Geophysical Research Letters

SN - 0094-8276

IS - 16

M1 - e2020GL089469

ER -