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Sea ice velocity in the Fram Strait monitored by moored instruments

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dc.contributor.author Widell, K. eng
dc.contributor.author Østerhus, Svein eng
dc.contributor.author Gammelsrød, Tor eng
dc.date.accessioned 2004-08-11T08:39:28Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-08-26T11:57:17Z
dc.date.available 2004-08-11T08:39:28Z en_US
dc.date.available 2004-08-26T11:57:17Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10-04 eng
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 30(19): 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/361
dc.description.abstract The Fram Strait sea ice velocity was measured by means of a new method using moored Doppler Current Meters in the period 1996–2000. Almost 3 years of ice velocity observations near 79N 5W are analyzed. The average southward ice velocity was 0.16 m/s. The correlation between the ice velocity and the cross-strait sea level pressure (SLP) difference was R = 0.76 for daily means and R = 0.79 for monthly means. The same crossstrait SLP difference exhibits a positive trend since 1950 of 10% of the mean per decade. By a simple linear model we compute mean sea ice area flux to 850 000 km2/year for the period 1950–2000. Ice thickness, monitored by means of Upward Looking Sonars since 1990, is also discussed. The combined data gave a monthly ice volume flux of 200 km3 during the last decade with no significant trend. en_US
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dc.publisher American Geophysical Union eng
dc.title Sea ice velocity in the Fram Strait monitored by moored instruments eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bora.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters eng
bibo.volume 30 eng
bibo.issue 19 eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018119 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018119


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