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sea ice, climate and fram straitWhen sea ice is formed the albedo of the ocean surface increases from its open water value of about 0.1 to a value as high as 0.8. This albedo change effects the radiation balance and thus has the potential to alter climate. Sea ice also partially seals off the ocean from the atmosphere, reducing the exchange of gases such as carbon dioxide. This is another possible mechanism by which climate might be affected. The Marginal Ice Zone Experiment (MIZEX 83 to 84) is an international, multidisciplinary study of processes controlling the edge of the ice pack in that area including the interactions between sea, air and ice.
Document ID
19850017731
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hunkins, K.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Inst. for Space Studies North Atlantic Deep Water Formation
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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