Is the Dipole Anomaly a major driver to record lows in Arctic summer sea ice extent ?

  title={Is the Dipole Anomaly a major driver to record lows in Arctic summer sea ice extent ?},
  author={Jia Wang and Jinlun Zhang and Eiji Watanabe and Moto Ikeda and Kohei Mizobata and John E. Walsh and Xuezhi Bai and Bingyi Wu},
[1] Recent record lows of Arctic summer sea ice extent are found to be triggered by the Arctic atmospheric Dipole Anomaly (DA) pattern. This local, second–leading mode of sea–level pressure (SLP) anomaly in the Arctic produced a strong meridional wind anomaly that drove more sea ice out of the Arctic Ocean from the western to the eastern Arctic into the northern Atlantic during the summers of 1995, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2007. In the 2007 summer, the DA also enhanced anomalous oceanic heat flux… CONTINUE READING
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