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dc.contributor.supervisor Barber, David (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Babb, David
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T16:11:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T16:11:51Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Babb, D.G. R.J. Galley, M.G. Asplin, J.V. Lukovich and D.G. Barber (2013), Multiyear sea ice export through the Bering Strait during winter 2011-2012, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 118, 5489-5503, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20383. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23694
dc.description.abstract Sea ice drift and associated forcing mechanisms within the Beaufort Sea are examined within the context of a mechanically weakening Arctic ice pack. Extensive in situ observations of ice drift, ice mass balance and surface winds are supplemented by remotely sensed and modeled data to analyse the forcing of sea ice motion. First we analyse the anomalous export of 13.4 x 103 km2 of sea ice through the Bering Strait during winter 2011-2012. The event highlights a tendency towards increased ice transport through the Bering Strait since 2008 as a result of climate induced weakening of the arctic ice pack. Secondly, as part of the Beaufort Regional Environmental Assessment we analyse the seasonal evolution of ice drift in the Beaufort Sea during Spring as the ice pack transitions from mechanically strong conditions in late winter to weak summer conditions that foster free drift and thus increased ice drift speeds. en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.subject Sea ice en_US
dc.subject Beaufort Sea en_US
dc.title Sea ice motion within the Beaufort Sea en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Papakyriakou, Tim (Environment and Geography) Cooley, Paul (North-South Consultants) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2014 en_US


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