Modeling the Arctic Ocean - MITgcm on Ice
The Arctic Ocean halocline, a layer of high vertical salinity gradient and near-freezing temperature, insulates the surface sea-ice from heat stored in Atlantic water with a significant impact on sea-ice growth and melt. An understanding of its role in the general circulation is therefore of great value to an understanding of ocean - sea-ice coupling in the region.
Video by Helen Hill
Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, EAPS