Can Arctic Sea Ice Summer Melt be Accelerated by Changes in Spring Cloud Properties?. I. Gorodetskaya 1 , B. Tremblay 1,2 , B. Liepert 1 , M. Cane 1. 1 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York. 2 McGill University, Montreal. yes. surface radiative fluxes. atmosphere.
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Can Arctic Sea Ice Summer Melt be Accelerated by Changes in Spring Cloud Properties?
I. Gorodetskaya1, B. Tremblay1,2, B. Liepert1, M. Cane1
1Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York
2McGill University, Montreal
Data: SHEBA Atmospheric
Surface Fluxes Group
Chen, Aires, Francis, Miller, J Climate 2006
Gorodetskaya et al, accepted to J Climate
J. A. Francis and E Hunter
also see: Francis, Hunter, Key, Wang, JRL 2005
Cloud cover over the Arctic Ocean:
- Summer: no trend …
Schweiger, GRL 2004
Arzel, Fichefet, Goosse, Ocean Modelling 2006
LW flux down:
Ta - from NP drifting stations (Lindsay, J Climate 1998)
LW, SW, Fsens, Flat
LW radiation (TOVS data)
e.g., snow(T) -> surface albedo
Photo from Peter Minnett
Arctic Sea Ice Summer Melt can be accelerated by an increase inSpring cloud liquid water path...
Big Thanks: Yonghua Chen, Jennifer Francis,
Kirstie Stramler, Martin Vancoppenolle,