Improving Observations of High-Latitude Fluxes Between Atmosphere, Ocean, and Ice: Surface Fluxes: Challenges at High Latitudes; Boulder, Colorado, 17–19 March 2010
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 35, page 307, 31 August 2010
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2010), Improving Observations of High-Latitude Fluxes Between Atmosphere, Ocean, and Ice: Surface Fluxes: Challenges at High Latitudes; Boulder, Colorado, 17–19 March 2010, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(35), 307–307, doi:10.1029/2010EO350003., , and (
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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- air-sea fluxes;
- high latitude oceanography
Tracking high-latitude climate change requires an understanding of the fluxes between the atmosphere, ocean, and ice. However, efforts to determine surface fluxes at high latitudes face formidable challenges. Observations are sparse and difficult to obtain. In high latitudes, cold temperatures, high winds, and sea spray and riming (which can cover instruments with ice) combine to make conditions hostile for in situ observations. The unique conditions in high-latitude regions mean that lessons learned in equatorial and subtropical regions do not necessarily translate into improvements in high-latitude fluxes.