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Warming of the interior Arctic Ocean linked to sea ice losses at the basin margins

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, August 2018
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40 news outlets
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6 blogs
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311 tweeters
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Title
Warming of the interior Arctic Ocean linked to sea ice losses at the basin margins
Published in
Science Advances, August 2018
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aat6773
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Authors

Mary-Louise Timmermans, John Toole, Richard Krishfield

Abstract

Arctic Ocean measurements reveal a near doubling of ocean heat content relative to the freezing temperature in the Beaufort Gyre halocline over the past three decades (1987-2017). This warming is linked to anomalous solar heating of surface waters in the northern Chukchi Sea, a main entryway for halocline waters to join the interior Beaufort Gyre. Summer solar heat absorption by the surface waters has increased fivefold over the same time period, chiefly because of reduced sea ice coverage. It is shown that the solar heating, considered together with subduction rates of surface water in this region, is sufficient to account for the observed halocline warming. Heat absorption at the basin margins and its subsequent accumulation in the ocean interior, therefore, have consequences for Beaufort Gyre sea ice beyond the summer season.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 40%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 29%
Unspecified 6 13%
Student > Master 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 4%
Other 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 32 71%
Unspecified 6 13%
Engineering 2 4%
Physics and Astronomy 2 4%
Chemistry 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 559. 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 30 August 2019.
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#13,111
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#158
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#11
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