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Sea ice velocity in the Fram Strait monitored by moored instruments

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dc.contributor.author Widell, K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Østerhus, Svein en_US
dc.contributor.author Gammelsrød, Tor en_US
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 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 30(19): 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/361
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018119
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.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.rights Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union
dc.title Sea ice velocity in the Fram Strait monitored by moored instruments en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
dc.type Peer reviewed
dc.type.version publishedVersion
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed
bora.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters
bibo.volume 30
bibo.issue 19


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