Nature Communications (2021-04-01)

A warm jet in a cold ocean

  • Jennifer A. MacKinnon,
  • Harper L. Simmons,
  • John Hargrove,
  • Jim Thomson,
  • Thomas Peacock,
  • Matthew H. Alford,
  • Benjamin I. Barton,
  • Samuel Boury,
  • Samuel D. Brenner,
  • Nicole Couto,
  • Seth L. Danielson,
  • Elizabeth C. Fine,
  • Hans C. Graber,
  • John Guthrie,
  • Joanne E. Hopkins,
  • Steven R. Jayne,
  • Chanhyung Jeon,
  • Thilo Klenz,
  • Craig M. Lee,
  • Yueng-Djern Lenn,
  • Andrew J. Lucas,
  • Björn Lund,
  • Claire Mahaffey,
  • Louisa Norman,
  • Luc Rainville,
  • Madison M. Smith,
  • Leif N. Thomas,
  • Sinhué Torres-Valdés,
  • Kevin R. Wood

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22505-5
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 12

Abstract

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Warming ocean water plays a significant role in accelerating Arctic sea ice melt. Here the authors present detailed observations of warm water of Pacific origin entering and diving beneath the Arctic ocean surface, and explore the dynamical processes governing its evolution.