Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
29 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 29 Nov 2023

Response of the Arctic sea ice–ocean system to meltwater perturbations based on a one-dimensional model study

Haohao Zhang, Xuezhi Bai, and Kaiwen Wang

Data sets

NCEP–DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis (R-2) ( M. Kanamitsu, W. Ebisuzaki, J. Woollen, S.-K. Yang, J. J. Hnilo, M. Fiorino, and G. L. Potter

Ice-Tethered Profiler observations: Vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, oxygen, and ocean velocity from an Ice-Tethered buoy system J. M. Toole, R. A. Krishfield, J. K. O’Brien, A. Houk, S. T. Cole, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ice-Tethered Profiler Program

Data Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Model code and software

Response of the Arctic sea ice-ocean system to melt water perturbations based on a one-dimensional model study H. Zhang, X. Bai, and K. Wang

Short summary
Meltwater is a critical factor affecting the upper Arctic Ocean, but there has been little research on its specific effects. By artificially removing meltwater from a column model, we found that reducing meltwater weakened ocean stratification and increased summer sea ice melting. The role of meltwater in winter sea ice formation varies by region – removing meltwater increased winter sea ice formation in areas with strong stratification, while decreasing it in areas with weak stratification.