Accession Number : AD1013715

Title :   Sunlight, Sea Ice, and the Ice Albedo Feedback in a Changing Arctic Sea Ice Cover

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Hanover United States

Personal Author(s) : Perovich,Don ; Light,Bonnie

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The overarching goal of this work is to develop a quantitative understanding of the partitioning of solar radiation by the Arctic sea ice cover and its impact on the heat and mass balance of the ice and upper ocean. Particular emphasis is placed on the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, where there have been large changes in ice conditions in recent years.

Descriptors :   arctic ocean , marginal ice zones , sea ice , sunlight , solar radiation , chukchi sea , beaufort sea

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE