Multiple Equilibria and Abrupt Transitions in Arctic Summer Sea Ice Extent

  1. Eric T. DeWeaver,
  2. Cecilia M. Bitz and
  3. L.-Bruno Tremblay
  1. William J. Merryfield1,
  2. Marika M. Holland2 and
  3. Adam H. Monahan3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/180GM11

Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications

Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications

How to Cite

Merryfield, W. J., Holland, M. M. and Monahan, A. H. (2008) Multiple Equilibria and Abrupt Transitions in Arctic Summer Sea Ice Extent, in Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications (eds E. T. DeWeaver, C. M. Bitz and L.-B. Tremblay), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/180GM11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis, Environment Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

  3. 3

    School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of, Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904450

Online ISBN: 9781118666470

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Keywords:

  • Sea ice—Arctic regions;
  • Climatic changes—Environmental aspects—Arctic Regions;
  • Environmental impact analysis—Arctic regions;
  • Arctic regions—Climate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Multiple Sea Ice Equilibria: A Brief Overview

  • Analysis of Abrupt Arctic Sea Ice Transitions in CCSM3

  • Sensitivity to Parameterizations

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • Appendix A: Structure and Stability of Multiple Equilibria