Multiyear sea ice variability in the eastern Bering Sea: An update
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 88, Issue C5, pages 2733–2742, 30 March 1983
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1983), Multiyear sea ice variability in the eastern Bering Sea: An update, J. Geophys. Res., 88(C5), 2733–2742, doi:10.1029/JC088iC05p02733.(
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 SEP 1982
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAR 1982
Time series of sea surface temperature (SST), percent ice cover, degree day, and surface wind anomalies are updated from Niebauer  for the period 1974–1982 from the eastern Bering Sea. These data are used to provide further documentation of the recent short-term (∼1977-present) climatic warming trend in the region of the eastern Bering Sea. The data analysis indicates that the warming trend is statistically significant and that it ended in 1979. Details of the anomalies in SST, ice and surface, and 700-mbar winds are updated for the individual winters of 1979–82, are compared and contrasted to the recent multiyear warming trend and are discussed in relation to longer-term studies of air-ice-sea interactions in this region.