#28 Topic: Vertical exchange in the Arctic Ocean
Lecturer: Maren Walter
Date: Monday, September 4, 2023 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Arctic Ocean is in transition towards a new state. In a warming climate, additional heat is supplied by the atmosphere, but also imported from lower latitudes by the Atlantic Water below the halocline. To assess the relative importance of these heat sources and their role in feedback mechanisms between ocean, sea ice, and atmosphere, it is necessary to understand the vertical exchange processes. In this lecture, I will give an overview of the vertical structure of water masses of the Arctic Ocean, the processes that facilitate the exchange between the different layers, and their relative importance.