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Miller and Russell 2000

Miller, J.R., and G.L. Russell, 2000: Projected impact of climate change on the freshwater and salt budget of the Arctic Ocean by a global climate model. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 1183-1186, doi:10.1029/1999GL007001.

The annual flux of freshwater into the Arctic Ocean by the atmosphere and rivers is balanced by the export of sea ice and oceanic freshwater. Two 150-year simulations of a global climate model are used to examine how this balance might change if atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) increase. Relative to the control, the last 50-year period of the GHG experiment indicates that the total inflow of water from the atmosphere and rivers increases by 10% primarily due to an increase in river discharge, the annual sea-ice export decreases by about half, the oceanic liquid water export increases, salinity decreases, sea-ice cover decreases, and the total mass and sea-surface height of the Arctic Ocean increase. The closed, compact, and multi-phased nature of the hydrologic cycle in the Arctic Ocean makes it an ideal test of water budgets that could be included in model intercomparisons.

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@article{mi01200l,
  author={Miller, J. R. and Russell, G. L.},
  title={Projected impact of climate change on the freshwater and salt budget of the Arctic Ocean by a global climate model},
  year={2000},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={27},
  pages={1183--1186},
  doi={10.1029/1999GL007001},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - mi01200l
AU  - Miller, J. R.
AU  - Russell, G. L.
PY  - 2000
TI  - Projected impact of climate change on the freshwater and salt budget of the Arctic Ocean by a global climate model
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 27
SP  - 1183
EP  - 1186
DO  - 10.1029/1999GL007001
ER  -

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