Variability of Thermohaline Circulation and Freshwater Storage in the Arctic Ocean
Principal Investigator
Andrey Proshutinsky
Woods Hole Oceanographic
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: 508-289-2796
FAX: 508-457-2181

Project Description
First Year Project Results
Publications and Talks
Digital Data Access

This research has been supported by a grant from NOAA. NOAA’s project manager:

John A. Calder, Director Arctic Research Office
NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research R/AR Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Hilmer, M. and P. Lemke, On the decrease of Arctic sea ice volume, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 (22), 3751-3754, 2001.

Johnson, M. A., A. Y. Proshutinsky, and I. V. Polyakov, Atmospheric pattern forcing two regimes of Arctic circulation: a return to anticyclonic conditions?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26(11), 1621-1624, 1999.

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