We thank Marika Holland for offering data from her sensitivity experiment with prescribed climatological sea ice freshwater flux to the ocean. We thank Joellen Russell, Ilana Wainer, and Gokhan Danabasoglu for their helpful conversations about modeling Southern Ocean dynamics. We thank David Battisti and Igor Kamenkovich for their assistance while serving on the committee for the master’s thesis out of which this article grew. We also thank three anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on this article. This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Climate Change and Prediction Program Grant 0013706.
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