Thicker Clouds and Accelerated Arctic Sea Ice Decline: The Atmosphere‐Sea Ice Interactions in Spring

@article{Huang2019ThickerCA,
  title={Thicker Clouds and Accelerated Arctic Sea Ice Decline: The Atmosphere‐Sea Ice Interactions in Spring},
  author={Yiyi Huang and Xiquan Dong and David Anthony Bailey and Marika M. Holland and Baike Xi and Alice K. DuVivier and Jennifer E. Kay and Laura L. Landrum and Yi Deng},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2019},
  volume={46},
  pages={6980 - 6989}
}
Observations show that increased Arctic cloud cover in the spring is linked with sea ice decline. As the atmosphere and sea ice can influence each other, which one plays the leading role in spring remains unclear. Here we demonstrate, through observational data diagnosis and numerical modeling, that there is active coupling between the atmosphere and sea ice in early spring. Sea ice melting and thus the presence of more open water lead to stronger evaporation and promote cloud formation that… 

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