Radiative Heating of an Ice‐Free Arctic Ocean

  title={Radiative Heating of an Ice‐Free Arctic Ocean},
  author={Kristina Pistone and Ian Eisenman and Veerabhadran Ramanathan},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Author(s): Pistone, K; Eisenman, I; Ramanathan, V | Abstract: ©2019. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved. During recent decades, there has been dramatic Arctic sea ice retreat. This has reduced the top-of-atmosphere albedo, adding more solar energy to the climate system. There is substantial uncertainty regarding how much ice retreat and associated solar heating will occur in the future. This is relevant to future climate projections, including the timescale for reaching global… 

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