Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 17, 1081–1102, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1081-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 1081–1102, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1081-2021

Review article 17 Aug 2021

Review article | 17 Aug 2021

Freshwater in the Arctic Ocean 2010–2019

Amy Solomon et al.

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AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Mar 2021) by Ilker Fer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Apr 2021)
RR by James Morison (12 Apr 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Apr 2021) by Ilker Fer
AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Jun 2021) by Ilker Fer
AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Freshwater in the Arctic Ocean plays a critical role in the global climate system by impacting ocean circulations, stratification, mixing, and emergent regimes. In this review paper we assess how Arctic Ocean freshwater changed in the 2010s relative to the 2000s. Estimates from observations and reanalyses show a qualitative stabilization in the 2010s due to a compensation between a freshening of the Beaufort Gyre and a reduction in freshwater in the Amerasian and Eurasian basins.