Atmospheric forcing of the Beaufort Sea ice gyre : Surface pressure climatology and sea ice motion

  title={Atmospheric forcing of the Beaufort Sea ice gyre : Surface pressure climatology and sea ice motion},
  author={Matthew G. Asplin and Jennifer V. Lukovich and David G. Barber},
[1] The Beaufort Gyre (BG) typically rotates anticyclonically and exerts an important control on Arctic Sea ice dynamics. Previous studies have shown reversals in the BG to rotate cyclonically during summer months and, in recent decades, throughout the annual cycle. In this investigation, we explore the synoptic climatology of atmospheric forcing and its relationship to sea ice motion and BG reversals. A catalog of daily synoptic weather types is generated for the Beaufort Sea Region covering… CONTINUE READING


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