The rapid response of the Canada Basin to climate forcing : from bellwether to alarm bells


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dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Fiona A.
dc.contributor.author Carmack, Eddy
dc.contributor.author Proshutinsky, Andrey
dc.contributor.author Krishfield, Richard A.
dc.contributor.author Guay, Christopher K.
dc.contributor.author Yamamoto-Kawai, Michiyo
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Jennifer M.
dc.contributor.author Williams, William J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-06T16:45:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-06T16:45:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography 24 no. 3 (2011): 146–159 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/4917
dc.description Author Posting. © Oceanography Society, 2011. This article is posted here by permission of Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 24 no. 3 (2011): 146–159, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.66. en_US
dc.description.abstract Sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean diminished significantly during the first decade of the 2000s, most particularly in the Canada Basin where the loss of both multiyear and first-year ice was greater than in the other three subbasins. Using data collected during basin-wide surveys conducted from 2003–2010 together with data collected during the 1990s and 2000s at one station in the southern Canada Basin, we investigate the response of the Canada Basin water column to this significant decrease in ice cover. Changes were evident from the surface down to the Atlantic layer: some changes were the result of Beaufort Gyre forcing on regional processes, others were the result of Arctic Ocean atmospheric forcing on a hemispheric scale and large-scale advection. These changes have troubling consequences for the ecosystem. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the US National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (grant OPP-0424864), and the Canadian International Polar Year office. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oceanography Society en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.66
dc.title The rapid response of the Canada Basin to climate forcing : from bellwether to alarm bells en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5670/oceanog.2011.66

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