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The effect of sea ice extent on the climatology of the Giss general circulation modelTwo model simulations were calculated with the GISS general circulation model corresponding to hypothetical maximum and minimum January sea ice conditions in the north and south polar regions. Results indicate that there were large differences in the Northern Hemisphere circulation between maximum and minimum ice conditions in zonally averaged temperature, vertically averaged eddy sensible heat flux, and mean 500 mb geopotential height. The calculated differences are found to be greater than the inherent variability of the model.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Herman, G. F.
(Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Johnson, W. T.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d NASA Weather and Climate Program Sci. Rev.
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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