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TC | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 1025–1042, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1025-2019
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The Cryosphere, 13, 1025–1042, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1025-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

Baffin Bay sea ice inflow and outflow: 1978–1979 to 2016–2017

Haibo Bi et al.
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Baffin Bay serves as a huge reservoir of sea ice which provides solid freshwater sources for the seas downstream. Based on satellite observations, significant increasing trends are found for the annual sea ice area flux through the three gates. These trends are chiefly related to the increasing ice motion which is associated with thinner ice owing to the warmer climate (i.e., higher surface air temperature and shortened freezing period) and increased air and water drag coefficients.
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