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Ocean Sci., 18, 51–66, 2022

Special issue: Towards an integrated Arctic observation system to fill gaps...

Ocean Sci., 18, 51–66, 2022
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06 Jan 2022
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Arctic sea level variability from high-resolution model simulations and implications for the Arctic observing system

Guokun Lyu et al.

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This study explores the Arctic sea level variability depending on different timescales and the relation to temperature, salinity and mass changes, identifying key parameters and regions that need to be observed coordinately. The decadal sea level variability reflects salinity changes. But it can only reflect salinity change at periods of greater than 1 year, highlighting the requirement for enhancing in situ hydrographic observations and complicated interpolation methods.