Researchers

Jamie Morison

Senior Principal Oceanographer

PSC Department

APL-UW

Affiliate Professor, Oceanography

Mike Steele

Senior Principal Oceanographer

PSC Department

APL-UW

Ron Lindsay

Senior Principal Physicist

PSC Department

APL-UW

Axel Schweiger

Chair, Principal Investigator Council

Senior Principal Oceanographer

PSC Department

APL-UW

Funding

ONR

NSF

NASA

NOAA

Arctic Sea Ice Extent and Volume Dip to New Lows

APL-UW Researchers Probe How and Why

I have often felt that the ocean exerts a strong control on the minimum ice extent. And prior to the last ten years or so, we pretty much could find that the ice in most places tended to remain over deeper water. Now the ice is receding way back from the boundary between shallow water — the shelf — and the deeper ocean. So I’m really interested in why that’s occuring and how the atmosphere has suddenly taken over from the ocean. Or is the ocean itself changed? It’s a hot question.

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