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Salinity control of thermal evolution of late summer melt ponds on Arctic sea ice

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The thermal evolution of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice was investigated through a combination of autonomous observations and two‐dimensional high‐resolution fluid dynamics simulations. We observed one relatively fresh pond and one saline pond on the same ice floe, with similar depth. The comparison of observations and simulations indicates that thermal convection dominates in relatively fresh ponds, but conductive heat transfer dominates in salt‐stratified ponds. Using a parameterized surface ...

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10.1029/2018GL078077

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics
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Wells, A
Grant:
PCIG13-GA-2013-618610
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Funding agency for:
Wells, A
Rees Jones, D
Grant:
PCIG13-GA-2013-618610
EP/K032208/1
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Funding agency for:
Wells, A
Rees Jones, D
Grant:
PCIG13-GA-2013-618610
EP/K032208/1
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
16
Pages:
8304-8313
Publication date:
2018-08-03
Acceptance date:
2018-07-29
DOI:
EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Source identifiers:
891714
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uuid:d94bf08e-7122-463a-a21f-ce50e2b63a6c
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pubs:891714
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2018-07-30

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