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Ivana Cerovečki, Lynne D. Talley, and Matthew R. Mazloff

compared here, a methodology that was introduced by the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) consortium ( Stammer et al. 2002 ). In particular, Stammer et al. (2004) estimated the time variable global air–sea heat and freshwater flux using a noneddy-resolving (1° horizontal resolution) data-assimilating ocean circulation model that adjusted the air–sea fluxes of buoyancy and momentum together with the initial temperature and salinity conditions to bring the ocean model fields

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Sohey Nihashi, Kay I. Ohshima, and Noriaki Kimura

et al. 2004 ), huge amounts of heat flux occur to the atmosphere; the coastal polynya can be regarded as a hot spot for the atmosphere. The huge heat loss for the ocean in coastal polynyas leads to high ice production there. Large amounts of brine rejection associated with the high ice production form cold and saline dense water, which is the origin of the intermediate and deep water. The thermohaline circulation (overturning) by sinking of this dense water is one of the important components of

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ChuanLi Jiang, Sarah T. Gille, Janet Sprintall, Kei Yoshimura, and Masao Kanamitsu

transects since 2000). For latent heat flux, Q l = ρ a L υ C E U w ( q air − q s ), where ρ a is the density of air, L υ is the latent heat of evaporation, C E is the turbulent coefficient of latent heat, and U w is the 10-m wind speed. The surface specific humidity q s is calculated from the saturation humidity q sat for pure water at SST, q s = 0.98 q sat (SST), where a factor of 0.98 is used to take into account the effect of a typical salinity of 34 psu. For sensible heat flux

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