Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 2 of 2 items for :

  • Water budget/balance x
  • Connecting the Tropics to the Polar Regions x
  • All content x
Clear All
Robert A. Tomas, Clara Deser, and Lantao Sun

1. Introduction One of the most visible consequences of human-induced climate change is the melting of sea ice in the Arctic. Climate models project an almost complete loss of perennial Arctic sea ice cover by the end of this century or sooner if current rates of greenhouse gas emissions continue. The disappearance of sea ice will profoundly alter the surface energy balance of the Arctic Ocean as the highly reflective ice cover is replaced by darker open water (e.g., Serreze and Barry 2011

Full access
Xiaojun Yuan, Michael R. Kaplan, and Mark A. Cane

anomaly patterns in high latitudes that are associated with MJO variability. The sea ice responses appear larger in winter than in summer. Although the Arctic sea ice responses are statistically significant, the magnitudes of change are rather small. New research also has revealed mechanisms by which MJO anomalies affect high-latitude climate. Modeling studies reveal that the MJO influences polar surface temperature through the Rossby wave train propagation ( Yoo et al. 2012a , b ). Based on a budget

Full access