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On the relationship between atmospheric circulation and the fluctuations in the sea ice extents of the Bering and Okhotsk SeasThe influence of the hemispheric atmospheric circulation on the sea ice covers of the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk is examined using data obtained with the Nimbus 5 electrically scanning microwave radiometer for the four winters of the 1973-1976 period. The 3-day averaged sea ice extent data were used to establish periods for which there is an out-of-phase relationship between fluctuations of the two ice covers. A comparison of the sea-level atmospheric pressure field with the seasonal, interannual, and short-term sea ice fluctuations reveal an association between changes in the phase and the amplitude of the long waves in the atmosphere and advance and retreat of Arctic ice covers.
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Cavalieri, D. J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Parkinson, C. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
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August 13, 2013
Publication Date
June 30, 1987
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Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 92
ISSN: 0148-0227
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