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Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean

Overview of attention for article published in Science, April 2017
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43 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
policy
1 policy source
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49 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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252 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean
Published in
Science, April 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aai8204
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Authors

Igor V. Polyakov, Andrey V. Pnyushkov, Matthew B. Alkire, Igor M. Ashik, Till M. Baumann, Eddy C. Carmack, Ilona Goszczko, John Guthrie, Vladimir V. Ivanov, Torsten Kanzow, Richard Krishfield, Ronald Kwok, Arild Sundfjord, James Morison, Robert Rember, Alexander Yulin

Abstract

Arctic sea-ice loss is a leading indicator of climate change and can be attributed, in large part, to atmospheric forcing. Here, we show that recent ice reductions, weakening of the halocline, and shoaling of intermediate-depth Atlantic Water layer in the eastern Eurasian Basin have increased winter ventilation in the ocean interior, making this region structurally similar to that of the western Eurasian Basin. The associated enhanced release of oceanic heat has reduced winter sea-ice formation at a rate now comparable to losses from atmospheric thermodynamic forcing, thus explaining the recent reduction in sea-ice cover in the eastern Eurasian Basin. This encroaching "atlantification" of the Eurasian Basin represents an essential step toward a new Arctic climate state, with a substantially greater role for Atlantic inflows.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 247 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 64 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 64 25%
Student > Master 37 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 3%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 36 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 102 40%
Environmental Science 47 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Physics and Astronomy 6 2%
Other 17 7%
Unknown 45 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 421. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 January 2020.
All research outputs
#26,708
of 14,548,539 outputs
Outputs from Science
#1,320
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Outputs of similar age
#1,278
of 264,795 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#55
of 983 outputs
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