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  • 1. Aichner, Bernhard
    et al.
    Makhmudov, Zafar
    Rajabov, Iljomjon
    Zhang, Qiong
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi.
    Pausata, Francesco S. R.
    Werner, Martin
    Heinecke, Liv
    Kuessner, Marie L.
    Feakins, Sarah J.
    Sachse, Dirk
    Mischke, Steffen
    Hydroclimate in the Pamirs Was Driven by Changes in Precipitation-Evaporation Seasonality Since the Last Glacial Period2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 23, s. 13972-13983Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Central Asian Pamir Mountains (Pamirs) are a high-altitude region sensitive to climatic change, with only few paleoclimatic records available. To examine the glacial-interglacial hydrological changes in the region, we analyzed the geochemical parameters of a 31-kyr record from Lake Karakul and performed a set of experiments with climate models to interpret the results. delta D values of terrestrial biomarkers showed insolation-driven trends reflecting major shifts of water vapor sources. For aquatic biomarkers, positive delta D shifts driven by changes in precipitation seasonality were observed at ca. 31-30, 28-26, and 17-14 kyr BP. Multiproxy paleoecological data and modelling results suggest that increased water availability, induced by decreased summer evaporation, triggered higher lake levels during those episodes, possibly synchronous to northern hemispheric rapid climate events. We conclude that seasonal changes in precipitation-evaporation balance significantly influenced the hydrological state of a large waterbody such as Lake Karakul, while annual precipitation amount and inflows remained fairly constant.

  • 2. An, Lu
    et al.
    Rignot, Eric
    Chauche, Nolwenn
    Holland, David M.
    Holland, Denise
    Jakobsson, Martin
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Kane, Emily
    Wood, Michael
    Klaucke, Ingo
    Morlighem, Mathieu
    Velicogna, Isabella
    Weinrebe, Wilhelm
    Willis, Josh K.
    Bathymetry of Southeast Greenland From Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) Data2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 11, s. 197-205Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Southeast Greenland has been a major participant in the ice sheet mass loss over the last several decades. Interpreting the evolution of glacier fronts requires information about their depth below sea level and ocean thermal forcing, which are incompletely known in the region. Here, we combine airborne gravity and multibeam echo sounding data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission with ocean probe and fishing boat depth data to reconstruct the bathymetry extending from the glacier margins to the edges of the continental shelf. We perform a three-dimensional inversion of the gravity data over water and merge the solution with a mass conservation reconstruction of bed topography over land. In contrast with other parts of Greenland, we find few deep troughs connecting the glaciers to the sources of warm Atlantic Water, amidst a relatively uniform, shallow (350 m) continental shelf. The deep channels include the Kangerlugssuaq, Sermilik, Gyldenlove, and Tingmiarmiut Troughs.

  • 3. Arndt, Jan Erik
    et al.
    Schenke, Hans Werner
    Jakobsson, Martin
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Nitsche, Frank O.
    Buys, Gwen
    Goleby, Bruce
    Rebesco, Michele
    Bohoyo, Fernando
    Hong, Jongkuk
    Black, Jenny
    Greku, Rudolf
    Udintsev, Gleb
    Barrios, Felipe
    Reynoso-Peralta, Walter
    Taisei, Morishita
    Wigley, Rochelle
    The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO) Version 1.0-A new bathymetric compilation covering circum-Antarctic waters2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 12, s. 3111-3117Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO) Version 1.0 is a new digital bathymetric model (DBM) portraying the seafloor of the circum-Antarctic waters south of 60 degrees S. IBCSO is a regional mapping project of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). The IBCSO Version 1.0 DBM has been compiled from all available bathymetric data collectively gathered by more than 30 institutions from 15 countries. These data include multibeam and single-beam echo soundings, digitized depths from nautical charts, regional bathymetric gridded compilations, and predicted bathymetry. Specific gridding techniques were applied to compile the DBM from the bathymetric data of different origin, spatial distribution, resolution, and quality. The IBCSO Version 1.0 DBM has a resolution of 500 x 500 m, based on a polar stereographic projection, and is publicly available together with a digital chart for printing from the project website (www.ibcso.org) and at .

  • 4. Ball, W. T.
    et al.
    Rozanov, E.
    Alsing, J.
    Marsh, D. R.
    Tummon, F.
    Mortlock, Daniel J.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för astronomi. Imperial College London, UK.
    Kinnison, D.
    Haigh, J. D.
    The Upper Stratospheric Solar Cycle Ozone Response2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 3, s. 1831-1841Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The solar cycle (SC) stratospheric ozone response is thought to influence surface weather and climate. To understand the chain of processes and ensure climate models adequately represent them, it is important to detect and quantify an accurate SC ozone response from observations. Chemistry climate models (CCMs) and observations display a range of upper stratosphere (1-10 hPa) zonally averaged spatial responses; this and the recommended data set for comparison remains disputed. Recent data-merging advancements have led to more robust observational data. Using these data, we show that the observed SC signal exhibits an upper stratosphere U-shaped spatial structure with lobes emanating from the tropics (5-10 hPa) to high altitudes at midlatitudes (1-3 hPa). We confirm this using two independent chemistry climate models in specified dynamics mode and an idealized timeslice experiment. We recommend the BASIC(v2) ozone composite to best represent historical upper stratospheric solar variability, and that those based on SBUV alone should not be used. Plain Language Summary Changes in the output of the Sun are thought to influence surface weather and climate through a set of processes initiated by the enhancement of upper stratosphere (32-48 km) ozone. In order to understand and assess the solar impact on the climate system, it is important that models reproduce the observed solar signal. However, the recommended data set for comparison with climate models remains disputed. We use newly improved observed ozone composites to determine both why there is disagreement between composites and which is most likely to be correct. We find that artifact-corrected composites represent the response better than those based on SBUV data alone. Further, we identify a U-shaped spatial structure with lobes emanating from the tropics to high altitudes at midlatitudes. An idealized chemistry climate model experiment and simulations considering historical meteorological conditions both support this conclusion. The results are of benefit to satellite-instrument scientists and to those engaged in atmospheric and climate research using both observations and climate models. The results will be important for assessing the solar signal in currently active and future assessments of chemistry climate models (e.g., Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative). We recommend the BASICv2 ozone composite to best represent historical upper stratospheric variability.

  • 5. Basu, N. B.
    et al.
    Destouni, G.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Jawitz, J. W.
    Thompson, S. E.
    Loukinova, N. V.
    Darracq, A.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Zanardo, S.
    Yaeger, M.
    Sivapalan, M.
    Rinaldo, A.
    Rao, P. S. C.
    Nutrient loads exported from managed catchments reveal emergent biogeochemical stationarity2010Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 37, nr L23404Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Complexity of heterogeneous catchments poses challenges in predicting biogeochemical responses to human alterations and stochastic hydro‐climatic drivers. Human interferences and climate change may have contributed to the demise of hydrologic stationarity, but our synthesis of a large body of observational data suggests that anthropogenic impacts have also resulted in the emergence of effective biogeochemical stationarity in managed catchments. Long‐term monitoring data from the Mississippi‐Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB) and the Baltic Sea Drainage Basin (BSDB) reveal that inter‐annual variations in loads (LT) for total‐N (TN) and total‐P (TP), exported from a catchment are dominantly controlled by discharge (QT) leading inevitably to temporal invariance of the annual, flow‐weighted concentration, = (LT/QT). Emergence of this consistent pattern across diverse managed catchments is attributed to the anthropogenic legacy of accumulated nutrient sources generating memory, similar to ubiquitously present sources for geogenic constituents that also exhibit a linear LTQT relationship. These responses are characteristic of transport‐limited systems. In contrast, in the absence of legacy sources in less‐managed catchments, values were highly variable and supply limited. We offer a theoretical explanation for the observed patterns at the event scale, and extend it to consider the stochastic nature of rainfall/flow patterns at annual scales. Our analysis suggests that: (1) expected inter‐annual variations in LT can be robustly predicted given discharge variations arising from hydro‐climatic or anthropogenic forcing, and (2) water‐quality problems in receiving inland and coastal waters would persist until the accumulated storages of nutrients have been substantially depleted. The finding has notable implications on catchment management to mitigate adverse water‐quality impacts, and on acceleration of global biogeochemical cycles.

  • 6.
    Bulatovic, Ines
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ekman, Annica M. L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Savre, J.
    Riipinen, Ilona
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för miljövetenskap och analytisk kemi. Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Leck, Caroline
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Aerosol Indirect Effects in Marine Stratocumulus: The Importance of Explicitly Predicting Cloud Droplet Activation2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 6, s. 3473-3481Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Climate models generally simulate a unidirectional, positive liquid water path (LWP) response to increasing aerosol number concentration. However, satellite observations and large-eddy simulations show that the LWP may either increase or decrease with increasing aerosol concentration, influencing the overall magnitude of the aerosol indirect effect (AIE). We use large-eddy simulation to investigate the LWP response of a marine stratocumulus cloud and its dependence on different parameterizations for obtaining cloud droplet number concentration (CDNC). The simulations confirm that the LWP response is not always positiveregardless of CDNC treatment. However, the AIE simulated with the model version with prescribed CDNC is almost 3 times larger compared to the version with prognostic CDNC. The reason is that the CDNC in the prognostic scheme varies in time due to supersaturation fluctuations, collection, and other microphysical processes. A substantial spread in simulated AIE may thus arise simply due to the CDNC treatment. Plain Language Summary Our poor understanding of aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions (aerosol indirect effects) results in a major uncertainty in estimates of anthropogenic aerosol forcing. In climate models, the cloud water response to an increased aerosol number concentration may be especially uncertain as models simplify, or do not account for, processes that affect the cloud droplet number concentration and the total amount of cloud water. In this study, we employ large-eddy simulation to explore how different model descriptions for obtaining the number concentration of cloud droplets influences the cloud water response of a marine stratocumulus cloud and thus the simulated aerosol indirect effect. Our simulations show a qualitatively similar cloud water response regardless of model description: the total amount of cloud water increases first and then decreases with increasing aerosol concentration. However, the simulated aerosol indirect effect is almost 3 times as large when the number concentration of cloud droplets is prescribed compared to when it is dependent on the calculated supersaturation and other microphysical processes such as collisions between cloud droplets. Our findings show that a relatively simple difference in the treatment of the number concentration of cloud droplets in climate models may result in a significant spread in the simulated aerosol indirect effect.

  • 7. Chafik, L.
    et al.
    Hakkinen, S.
    England, M. H.
    Carton, J. A.
    Nigam, S.
    Ruiz-Barradas, A.
    Hannachi, Abdelwaheb
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Miller, L.
    Global linkages originating from decadal oceanic variability in the subpolar North Atlantic2016Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 43, nr 20, s. 10909-10919Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The anomalous decadal warming of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean (SPNA), and the northward spreading of this warm water, has been linked to rapid Arctic sea ice loss and more frequent cold European winters. Recently, variations in this heat transport have also been reported to covary with global warming slowdown/acceleration periods via a Pacific climate response. We here examine the role of SPNA temperature variability in this Atlantic-Pacific climate connectivity. We find that the evolution of ocean heat content anomalies from the subtropics to the subpolar region, likely due to ocean circulation changes, coincides with a basin-wide Atlantic warming/cooling. This induces an Atlantic-Pacific sea surface temperature seesaw, which in turn, strengthens/weakens the Walker circulation and amplifies the Pacific decadal variability that triggers pronounced global-scale atmospheric circulation anomalies. We conclude that the decadal oceanic variability in the SPNA is an essential component of the tropical interactions between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

  • 8.
    Chafik, Léon
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Rossby, T.
    Volume, Heat, and Freshwater Divergences in the Subpolar North Atlantic Suggest the Nordic Seas as Key to the State of the Meridional Overturning Circulation2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 9, s. 4799-4808Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The meridional overturning circulation (MOC) decreases rapidly in subpolar and Nordic regions where the warm upper layer loses its buoyancy due to intense heat loss, sinks, and flows south. The major volume loss of the upper limb of the MOC, similar to 9.6 Sv out of 18.4 +/- 3.4 Sv, occurs as subduction across the Iceland Basin and Irminger Sea while the major heat loss, 273 TW out of 395 +/- 74 TW is associated with the MOC branch that continues into the Nordic Seas where North Atlantic deep overflow water is produced. The 122 +/- 79 TW heat flux convergence in the subpolar gyre appears to be significantly larger than various estimates of heat loss to the atmosphere. Much of the 0.09 +/- 0.02 Sv freshwater divergence is presumably balanced by runoff from the Greenland shelf. These estimates suggest that the Nordic Seas, not the Labrador Sea, are key to the state of the MOC. Plain language summary The meridional overturning circulation is a two-dimensional view of the flow north of upper-ocean warm water and its return south as cold deep and intermediate water. But the actual pathways of warm-to-cold conversion are several and remarkably diverse: One branch continues into the Nordic Seas where very dense water is produced and eventually spills back into the deep North Atlantic, another branch weaves its way around the entire subpolar basin and the southern tip of Greenland to the Labrador Sea where intermediate water is formed, and the third branch is an overturning that takes place within the subpolar waters between Greenland and Scotland. Volumetrically, this is the largest branch, but in terms of heat loss the Nordic Seas, branch surrenders far more heat to the atmosphere than the other two combined. It thus plays the key role in maintaining a strong meridional overturning circulation.

  • 9.
    Chen, Hans W.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Penn State University .
    Zhang, Qiong
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Körnich, Heiner
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
    Chen, Deliang
    A robust mode of climate variability in the Arctic: The Barents Oscillation2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 11, s. 2856-2861Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Barents Oscillation (BO) is an anomalous wintertime atmospheric circulation pattern in the Northern Hemisphere that has been linked to the meridional flow over the Nordic Seas. There are speculations that the BO has important implications for the Arctic climate; however, it has also been suggested that the pattern is an artifact of Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis due to an eastward shift of the Arctic Oscillation/North Atlantic Oscillation (AO/NAO). In this study, EOF analyses are performed to show that a robust pattern resembling the BO can be found during different time periods, even when the AO/NAO is relatively stationary. This BO has a high and stable temporal correlation with the geostrophic zonal wind over the Barents Sea, while the contribution from the AO/NAO is small. The surface air temperature anomalies over the Barents Sea are closely associated with this mode of climate variability.

  • 10. Chen, Long
    et al.
    Zhang, Yanxu
    Jacob, Daniel J.
    Soerensen, Anne L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för miljövetenskap och analytisk kemi. Harvard University, USA.
    Fisher, Jenny A.
    Horowitz, Hannah M.
    Corbitt, Elizabeth S.
    Wang, Xuejun
    A decline in Arctic Ocean mercury suggested by differences in decadal trends of atmospheric mercury between the Arctic and northern midlatitudes2015Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 42, nr 14, s. 6076-6083Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Atmospheric mercury (Hg) in the Arctic shows much weaker or insignificant annual declines relative to northern midlatitudes over the past decade (2000-2009) but with strong seasonality in trends. We use a global ocean-atmosphere model of Hg (GEOS-Chem) to simulate these observed trends and determine the driving environmental variables. The atmospheric decline at northern midlatitudes can largely be explained by decreasing North Atlantic oceanic evasion. The midlatitude atmospheric signal propagates to the Arctic but is countered by rapid Arctic warming and declining sea ice, which suppresses deposition and promotes oceanic evasion over the Arctic Ocean. The resulting simulation implies a decline of Hg in the Arctic surface ocean that we estimate to be -0.67%yr(-1) over the study period. Rapid Arctic warming and declining sea ice are projected for future decades and would drive a sustained decline in Arctic Ocean Hg, potentially alleviating the methylmercury exposure risk for northern populations.

  • 11.
    Colleoni, Florence
    et al.
    Joseph Fourier University, France.
    Krinner, Gerhard
    Joseph Fourier University, France.
    Jaobsson, Martin
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologi och geokemi.
    Sensitivity of the Late Saalian (140 kyrs BP) and LGM (21 kyrs BP) Eurasian ice sheet surface mass balance to vegetation feedbacks2009Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 36, artikel-id L08704Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This work uses an atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) asynchronously coupled to an equilibrium vegetation model to investigate whether vegetation feedbacks could be one of the reasons why the Late Saalian ice sheet (140 kyrs BP) in Eurasia was substantially larger than the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 21 kyrs BP) Eurasian ice sheet. The modeled vegetation changes induce a regional cooling for the Late Saalian while they cause a slight regional warming for LGM. As a result, ablation along the margins of the Late Saalian ice sheet is significantly reduced, leading to an increased surface mass balance, while there are no significant mass balance changes observed from vegetation feedbacks at LGM.

  • 12. D'Arrigo, Rosanne
    et al.
    Palmer, Jonathan
    Ummenhofer, Caroline C.
    Kyaw, Nyi Nyi
    Krusic, Paul
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Three centuries of Myanmar monsoon climate variability inferred from teak tree rings2011Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 38, s. L24705-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Asian monsoon extremes critically impact much of the globe's population. Key gaps in our understanding of monsoon climate remain due to sparse coverage of paleoclimatic information, despite intensified recent efforts. Here we describe a ring width chronology of teak, one of the first high-resolution proxy records for the nation of Myanmar. Based on 29 samples from 20 living trees and spanning from 1613-2009, this record, from the Maingtha forest reserve north of Mandalay, helps fill a substantial gap in spatial coverage of paleoclimatic records for monsoon Asia. Teak growth is positively correlated with rainfall and Palmer Drought Severity Index variability over Myanmar, during and prior to the May-September monsoon season (e. g., r = 0.38 with Yangon rainfall, 0.001, n 68). Importantly, this record also correlates significantly with larger-scale climate indices, including core Indian rainfall (23 degrees N, 76 degrees E; a particularly sensitive index of the monsoon), and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The teak ring width value following the so-called 1997-98 El Nino of the Century suggests that this was one of the most severe droughts in the past similar to 300 years in Myanmar. Evidence for past dry conditions inferred for Myanmar is consistent with tree-ring records of decadal megadroughts developed for Thailand and Vietnam. These results confirm the climate signature related to monsoon rainfall in the Myanmar teak record and the considerable potential for future development of climate-sensitive chronologies from Myanmar and the broader region of monsoon Asia.

  • 13. Dawkins, E. C. M.
    et al.
    Plane, J. M. C.
    Chipperfield, M. P.
    Feng, W.
    Gumbel, Jörg
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Hedin, Jonas
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Höffner, J.
    Friedman, J. S.
    First global observations of the mesospheric potassium layer2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 15, s. 5653-5661Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Metal species, produced by meteoric ablation, act as useful tracers of upper atmosphere dynamics and chemistry. Of these meteoric metals, K is an enigma: at extratropical latitudes, limited available lidar data show that the K layer displays a semiannual seasonal variability, rather than the annual pattern seen in other metals such as Na and Fe. Here we present the first near-global K retrieval, where K atom number density profiles are derived from dayglow measurements made by the Optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imager System spectrometer on board the Odin satellite. This robust retrieval produces density profiles with typical layer peak errors of 15% and a 2km vertical grid resolution. We demonstrate that these retrieved profiles compare well with available lidar data and show for the first time that the unusual semiannual behavior is near-global in extent. This new data set has wider applications for improving understanding of the K chemistry and of related upper atmosphere processes.

  • 14.
    De Boer, Agatha M.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Hogg, Andrew McC.
    Control of the glacial carbon budget by topographically induced mixing2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 12, s. 4277-4284Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Evidence for the oceanic uptake of atmospheric CO2 during glaciations suggests that there was less production of southern origin deep water but, paradoxically, a larger volume of southern origin water than today. Here we demonstrate, using a theoretical box model, that the inverse relationship between volume and production rate of this water mass can be explained by invoking mixing rates in the deep ocean that are proportional to topographic outcropping area scaled with ocean floor slope. Furthermore, we show that the resulting profile, of a near-linear decrease in mixing intensity away from the bottom, generates a positive feedback on CO2 uptake that can initiate a glacial cycle. The results point to the importance of using topography-dependent mixing when studying the large-scale ocean circulation, especially in the paleo-intercomparison models that have failed to produce the weaker and more voluminous bottom water of the Last Glacial Maximum.

  • 15.
    Destouni, Georgia
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Asokan, Shilpa M.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Jarsjö, Jerker
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Inland hydro-climatic interaction: Effects of human water use on regional climate2010Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 37, nr 18, s. L18402-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This study has quantified the regional evaporation and evapotranspiration changes, and the associated latent heat flux and surface temperature changes in the Central Asian region of the Aral Sea drainage basin and the Aral Sea itself from the pre-1950 period of the 20th century to 1983-2002. The human water use for irrigation yielded an average regional cooling effect of -0.6 degrees C due to increased evapotranspiration and latent heat flux from the irrigated land. The runoff water diverted for irrigation was more than 80% of the pre-1950 runoff into the terminal Aral Sea, and was largely lost from the regional water system by the evapotranspiration increase. The Aral Sea shrank due to this water loss, resulting in decreased evaporation and latent heat flux from the pre-1950 Aral Sea area extent, with an average regional warming effect of 0.5 degrees C. In general, the endorheic (land-internal) runoff and relative consumptive use of irrigation water from that runoff determine the relative inland water area shrinkage, its warming effect, and to what extent the warming counteracts the cooling effect of irrigation. Citation: Destouni, G., S. M. Asokan, and J. Jarsjo (2010), Inland hydro-climatic interaction: Effects of human water use on regional climate.

  • 16.
    Dey, Dipanjan
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Döös, Kristofer
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Atmospheric Freshwater Transport From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean: A Lagrangian Analysis2020Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 47, nr 6, artikel-id e2019GL086176Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Atlantic-to-Pacific atmospheric freshwater transport was calculated using Lagrangian water mass trajectories. These were decomposed into eastward and westward moving classes, carrying water over Afro-Eurasia and over America, respectively. The results reveal that the midlatitude westerlies are contributing to midlatitude precipitation in the Pacific Ocean through transporting water mass from the midlatitude Atlantic Ocean over Afro-Eurasia. In addition, precipitation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean is found to be associated with the easterly winds carrying water mass from the tropical Atlantic Ocean. A quantitative analysis of the atmospheric freshwater transport furthermore shows that annually, the westerlies carry 0.40 Sv, approximately twice as much water as the easterly trade winds (0.26 Sv) to the Pacific Ocean, but with a strong seasonality. The Atlantic Ocean exports more freshwater across Afro-Eurasia than across America, except during the June-August periods. The average residence time of this atmospheric water transport is roughly twice as long when it crosses Afro-Eurasia (54 days) rather than America (24 days). Plain Language Summary The Pacific Ocean is less saline than the Atlantic Ocean. This salinity difference feeds the Conveyor Belt, which transfers warm water from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic as a shallow current and returns cold water from the Atlantic to the Pacific as a deep current that flows further south. One explanation of this salinity difference is that the evaporation dominates over precipitation in the Atlantic and vice versa for the Pacific. This salinity asymmetry has often been believed to be due to the westward directed winds carrying the moisture over America. However, in the present study we show that the moisture transport by the eastward directed winds over Afro-Eurasia is also important. The present study reveals that the moisture export from the midlatitude Atlantic to the midlatitude Pacific Ocean over Afro-Eurasia by the eastward directed winds is approximately twice as large as the moisture export from the tropical Atlantic Ocean to the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean across America by the westward directed winds, except during the June-August periods. The moisture carried over Afro-Eurasia by the eastward directed winds from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean tends to take place at higher altitude and remains longer in the atmosphere than the moisture carried by the westward directed trade winds.

  • 17. Dikpati, Mausumi
    et al.
    Anderson, Jeffrey L.
    Mitra, Dhrubaditya
    Stockholms universitet, Nordiska institutet för teoretisk fysik (Nordita).
    Ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation in a Babcock-Leighton solar dynamo model: An observation system simulation experiment for reconstructing meridional flow speed2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 15, s. 5361-5369Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Accurate knowledge of time variation in meridional flow speed and profile is crucial for estimating the solar cycle's features, which are ultimately responsible for causing space climate variations. However, no consensus has been reached yet about the Sun's meridional circulation pattern observations and theories. By implementing an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) data assimilation in a Babcock-Leighton solar dynamo model using Data Assimilation Research Testbed framework, we find that the best reconstruction of time variation in meridional flow speed can be obtained when 10 or more observations are used with an updating time of 15 days and a 10% observational error. Increasing ensemble size from 16 to 160 improves reconstruction. Comparison of reconstructed flow speed with true state reveals that EnKF data assimilation is very powerful for reconstructing meridional flow speeds and suggests that it can be implemented for reconstructing spatiotemporal patterns of meridional circulation.

  • 18.
    do Carmo, J.B:
    et al.
    Univ Sao Paulo.
    Keller, M.
    USDA Forest Service.
    Dias, J.D.
    Univ Sao Paulo.
    de Carmago, P.B:
    Univ Sao Paulo.
    Crill, Patrick
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologi och geokemi.
    A source of methane from upland forests in the Brazilian Amazon.2006Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 33, nr L04809Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We sampled air in the canopy layer of undisturbed upland forests during wet and dry seasons at three sites in the Brazilian Amazon region and found that both methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) mixing ratios increased at night. Such increases were consistent across sites and seasons. A canopy layer budget model based on measured soil-atmosphere fluxes of CO2 was constructed to estimate ecosystem CH4 emission. We estimate that net CH4 emission in upland forests ranged from 2 to 21 mg CH4 m−2 d−1. While the origin of this CH4 source is unknown, these ground based measurements are consistent with recent findings based on satellite observations that indicate a large, unidentified source of CH4 in tropical forest regions.

  • 19. Douglas, Peter M. J.
    et al.
    Moguel, Regina Gonzalez
    Anthony, Katey M. Walter
    Wik, Martin
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Crill, Patrick M.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Dawson, Katherine S.
    Smith, Derek A.
    Yanay, Ella
    Lloyd, Max K.
    Stolper, Daniel A.
    Eiler, John M.
    Sessions, Alex L.
    Clumped Isotopes Link Older Carbon Substrates With Slower Rates of Methanogenesis in Northern Lakes2020Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 47, nr 6, artikel-id e2019GL086756Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The release of long-stored carbon from thawed permafrost could fuel increased methanogenesis in northern lakes, but it remains unclear whether old carbon substrates released from permafrost are metabolized as rapidly by methanogenic microbial communities as recently produced organic carbon. Here, we apply methane (CH4) clumped isotope (Delta(18)) and C-14 measurements to test whether rates of methanogenesis are related to carbon substrate age. Results from culture experiments indicate that Delta(18) values are negatively correlated with CH4 production rate. Measurements of ebullition samples from thermokarst lakes in Alaska and glacial lakes in Sweden indicate strong negative correlations between CH4 Delta(18) and the fraction modern carbon. These correlations imply that CH4 derived from older carbon substrates is produced relatively slowly. Relative rates of methanogenesis, as inferred from Delta(18) values, are not positively correlated with CH4 flux estimates, highlighting the likely importance of environmental variables other than CH4 production rates in controlling ebullition fluxes. Plain Language Summary There is concern that carbon from thawed permafrost will be emitted to the atmosphere as methane (CH4). It is currently uncertain whether old organic carbon from thawed permafrost can be converted to CH4 as rapidly as organic carbon recently fixed by primary producers. We address this question by combining radiocarbon and clumped isotope measurements of CH4 from lakes in permafrost landscapes. Radiocarbon (C-14) measurements indicate the age of CH4 carbon sources. We present data from culture experiments that support the hypothesis that clumped isotope values are dependent on microbial CH4 production rate. In lake bubble samples, we observe a strong correlation between these two measurements, which implies that CH4 formed from older carbon is produced relatively slowly. We also find that higher rates of CH4 production, as inferred from clumped isotopes, are not linked to higher rates of CH4 emissions, implying that variables other than CH4 production rate strongly influence emission rates.

  • 20.
    Eilola, K.
    et al.
    Swedish Meteorol & Hydrol Inst, S-60176 Norrköping, Sweden.
    Mårtensson, Sebastian
    Swedish Meteorol & Hydrol Inst, S-60176 Norrköping, Sweden.
    Meier, Markus
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Swedish Meteorol & Hydrol Inst, S-60176 Norrköping, Sweden.
    Modeling the impact of reduced sea ice cover in future climate on the Baltic Sea biogeochemistry2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 1, s. 149-154Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In a warming future climate, the sea ice cover is expected to decrease, with very likely large consequences for the marine ecosystem. We investigated the impact of future sea ice retreat on the Baltic Sea biogeochemistry at the end of the century, using an ensemble of regionalized global climate simulations. We found that the spring bloom will start by up to one month earlier and winds and wave-induced resuspension will increase, causing an increased transport of nutrients from the productive coastal zone into the deeper areas. The internal nutrient fluxes do not necessarily increase because they also depend on oxygen and temperature conditions of the bottom water. Winter mixing increases in areas having reduced ice cover and in areas having reduced stratification due to increased freshwater supply. The reduced sea ice cover therefore partly counteracts eutrophication because increased vertical mixing improves oxygen conditions in lower layers.

  • 21.
    Ekman, Annica
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Krejci, Radovan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Engström, Anders
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ström, Johan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap (ITM).
    de Reus, Marian
    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
    Williams, Jonathan
    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
    Andreae, Meinrat
    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
    Do organics contribute to small particle formation in the Amazonian upper troposphere?2008Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 35, nr L17810, s. 5-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    3-D cloud-resolving model simulations including explicit aerosol physics and chemistry are compared with observations of upper tropospheric (12 km) aerosol size distributions over the Amazon Basin. The model underestimates the aerosol number concentration for all modes, especially the nucleation mode (d < 18 nm). We show that a boundary layer SO2 mixing ratio of approximately 5 ppb would be needed in order to reproduce the high nucleation mode number concentrations observed. This high SO2 mixing ratio is very unlikely for the pristine Amazon Basin at this time of the year. Hence, it is suggested that vapours other than H2SO4 participate in the formation and growth of small aerosols. Using activation nucleation theory together with a small (0.4–10%) secondary organic aerosol mass yield, we show that isoprene has the potential of substantially increasing the number of small particles formed as well as reducing the underestimate for the larger aerosol modes.

  • 22.
    Engström, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Bender, Frida A.-M.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Charlson, R. J.
    Wood, R.
    The nonlinear relationship between albedo and cloud fraction on near-global, monthly mean scale in observations and in the CMIP5 model ensemble2015Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 42, nr 21, s. 9571-9578Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We study the relation between monthly mean albedo and cloud fraction over ocean,60∘S–60∘N. Satellite obser vations indicate that these clouds all fall on the same near-exponential curve,with a monotonic distribution over the ranges of cloud fractions and albedo. Using these observational dataas a reference, we examine the degree to which 26 climate models capture this feature of the near-globalmarine cloud population. Models show a general increase in albedo with increasing cloud fraction, but noneof them display a relation that is as well defined as that characterizing the observations. Models t ypicallydisplay larger albedo variability at a given cloud fraction, larger sensitivity in albedo to changes in cloudfraction, and lower cloud fractions. Several models also show branched distributions, contrasting with thesmooth observational relation. In the models the present-day cloud scenes are more reflective than thepreindustrial, demonstrating the simulated impact of anthropogenic aerosols on planetary albedo.

  • 23.
    Engström, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ekman, Annica M.L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Impact of meteorological factors on the correlation between aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction2010Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 37, s. L18814-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aerosol optical depth has in several recent studies been found to correlate with cloud fraction. This study examines the global distribution of the total correlation between aerosol optical depth, cloud fraction and meteorological conditions using satellite observations together with atmospheric re-analysis data from the ECMWF. The results show large regional differences in the correlation between aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction, where a higher correlation is found over remote ocean. The one meteorological variable that correlates significantly with both aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction is the 10-meter wind speed. Constructing the partial correlation between aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction, with the impact from 10-meter wind speed removed, yields a significant difference compared to the total correlation. In several regions the remaining partial correlation is reduced from 0.4 to below 0.1. The results highlight the need to investigate all possible correlations between meteorological variables, cloud properties and aerosols. Citation: Engstrom, A., and A. M. L. Ekman (2010), Impact of meteorological factors on the correlation between aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction

  • 24.
    Engström, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ekman, Annica M.L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Krejci, Radovan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ström, Johan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap (ITM).
    de Reus, Marian
    Wang, Chien
    Observational and modelling evidence of tropical deep convective clouds as a source of mid-tropospheric accumulation mode aerosols2008Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 35, s. L23813-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    High concentrations (up to 550 cm−3 STP) of aerosols in the accumulation mode (>0.12 μm) were observed by aircraft above 7.5 km altitude in the dynamically active regions of several deep convective clouds during the INDOEX campaign. Using a coupled 3-D aerosol-cloud-resolving model, we find that significant evaporation of hydrometeors due to strong updrafts and exchange with ambient air occurs at the boundaries and within the cloud tower. Assuming that each evaporated hydrometeor release an aerosol, an increase in the aerosol concentration by up to 600 cm−3 STP is found in the model at altitudes between 6 and 10 km. The evaporation and release of aerosols occur as the cloud develops, suggesting that deep convective clouds are important sources of mid-tropospheric aerosols during their active lifetime. This source may significantly impact the vertical distribution as well as long-range transport of aerosols in the free troposphere.

  • 25. Facchini, Maria Cristina
    et al.
    Rinaldi, Matteo
    Decesari, Stefano
    Carbone, Claudio
    Finessi, Emanuela
    Mircea, Mihaela
    Fuzzi, Sandro
    Ceburnis, Darius
    Flanagan, Robert
    Nilsson, E. Douglas
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap (ITM).
    de Leeuw, Gerrit
    Martino, Manuela
    Woeltjen, Janina
    O'Dowd, Colin D.
    Primary submicron marine aerosol dominated by insoluble organic colloids and aggregates2008Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 35, nr 17, s. L17814-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The chemical properties of sea-spray aerosol particles produced by artificially generated bubbles using oceanic waters were investigated during a phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic. Spray particles exhibited a progressive increase in the organic matter ( OM) content from 3 +/- 0.4% up to 77 +/- 5% with decreasing particle diameter from 8 to 0.125 mu m. Submicron OM was almost entirely water insoluble (WIOM) and consisted of colloids and aggregates exuded by phytoplankton. Our observations indicate that size dependent transfer of sea water organic material to primary marine particles is mainly controlled by the solubility and surface tension properties of marine OM. The pattern of WIOM and sea-salt content in the different size intervals observed in bubble bursting experiments is similar to that measured in atmospheric marine aerosol samples collected during periods of high biological activity. The results point to a WIOM/sea-salt fingerprint associated with submicron primary marine aerosol production in biologically rich waters.

  • 26. Frob, F.
    et al.
    Olsen, A.
    Becker, M.
    Chafik, Léon
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). University of Bergen, Norway.
    Johannessen, T.
    Reverdin, G.
    Omar, A.
    Wintertime fCO(2) Variability in the Subpolar North Atlantic Since 20042019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 3, s. 1580-1590Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Winter data of surface ocean temperature (SST), salinity (SSS) and CO2 fugacity (fCO(2)) collected on the VOS M/V Nuka Arctica in the subpolar North Atlantic between 2004 and 2017 are used to establish trends, drivers, and interannual variability. Over the period, waters cooled and freshened, and the fCO(2) increased at a rate similar to the atmospheric CO2 growth rate. When accounting for the freshening, the inferred increase in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) was found to be approximately twice that expected from atmospheric CO2 alone. This is attributed to the cooling. In the Irminger Sea, fCO(2) exhibited additional interannual variations driven by atmospheric forcing through winter mixing. As winter fCO(2) in the region is close to the atmospheric, the subpolar North Atlantic has varied between being slightly supersaturated and slightly undersaturated over the investigated period. Plain Language Summary The global oceans take up roughly a quarter of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and industry per year. As the emissions of CO2 increase, the amount of CO2 taken up by the oceans should increase in proportion; however, the ability of the ocean to remove CO2 from the atmosphere varies on interannual to decadal time scales. Here we assess processes that drive short-term variability and long-term trends of the subpolar North Atlantic carbon sink based on observational data obtained during winters between 2004 and 2017. We find that the subpolar North Atlantic has indeed kept pace with rising emissions over the entire period of time, which was mainly attributed to solubility-driven uptake of CO2. Year-to-year changes of the surface ocean partial pressure of CO2 can be linked to the depth of the winter mixed layer as well as atmospheric forcing. In general, the North Atlantic has shifted between a small source and a small sink of atmospheric CO2 during wintertime. Our results underline the need to maintain long-term physical, chemical, and biological observations in order monitor the ocean CO2 sink and understand the processes driving variability.

  • 27. Gagen, Mary
    et al.
    Zorita, Eduardo
    McCarroll, Danny
    Young, Giles H. F.
    Grudd, Håkan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Jalkanen, Risto
    Loader, Neil J.
    Robertson, Iain
    Kirchhefer, Andreas
    Cloud response to summer temperatures in Fennoscandia over the last thousand years2011Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 38, s. L05701-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Cloud cover is one of the most important factors controlling the radiation balance of the Earth. The response of cloud cover to increasing global temperatures represents the largest uncertainty in model estimates of future climate because the cloud response to temperature is not well-constrained. Here we present the first regional reconstruction of summer sunshine over the past millennium, based on the stable carbon isotope ratios of pine treerings from Fennoscandia. Comparison with the regional temperature evolution reveals the Little Ice Age (LIA) to have been sunny, with cloudy conditions in the warmest periods of the Medieval at this site. A negative shortwave cloud feedback is indicated at high latitude. A millennial climate simulation suggests that regionally low temperatures during the LIA were mostly maintained by a weaker greenhouse effect due to lower humidity. Simulations of future climate that display a negative shortwave cloud feedback for high-latitudes are consistent with our proxy interpretation. Citation: Gagen, M., E. Zorita, D. McCarroll, G. H. F. Young, H. Grudd, R. Jalkanen, N. J. Loader, I. Robertson, and A. Kirchhefer (2011), Cloud response to summer temperatures in Fennoscandia over the last thousand years, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L05701, doi:10.1029/2010GL046216.

  • 28. Goodrich, Jordan P.
    et al.
    Varner, Ruth K.
    Frolking, Steve
    Duncan, Bryan N.
    Crill, Patrick M.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    High-frequency measurements of methane ebullition over a growing season at a temperate peatland site2011Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 38, s. L07404-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Bubbles can contribute a significant fraction of methane emissions from wetlands; however the range of reported fractions is very large and accurate characterization of this pathway has proven difficult. Here we show that continuous automated flux chambers combined with an integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS) instrument allow us to quantify both CH(4) ebullition rate and magnitude. For a temperate poor fen in 2009, ebullition rate varied on hourly to seasonal time scales. A diel pattern in ebullition was identified with peak release occurring between 20:00 and 06:00 local time, though steady fluxes (i.e., those with a linear increase in chamber headspace CH(4) concentration) did not exhibit diel variability. Seasonal mean ebullition rates peaked at 843.5 +/- 384.2 events m(-2) d(-1) during the summer, with a mean magnitude of 0.19 mg CH(4) released in each event.

  • 29.
    Gumbel, Jörg
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Fan, Z. Y.
    Waldemarsson, T.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Stegman, Jacek
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Witt, Georg
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Llewellyn, E. J.
    She, C. -Y
    Plane, J. M. C.
    Retrieval of global mesospheric sodium densities from the Odin satellite2007Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 34, nr 4, s. L04813-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Satellite observations of the Na D dayglow at 589 nm provide a global database for the climatology of the mesospheric sodium layer. More than five years of Na D limb observations are available from the Optical Spectrograph and InfraRed Imager System onboard the Odin satellite. We describe a robust retrieval method that provides individual sodium density profiles with a typical accuracy of 20% and altitude resolution of 2 km. Retrieved column abundances and density profiles are validated against sodium resonance lidar measurements at mid- latitudes. Examples of the seasonal and latitudinal variation of the sodium layer illustrate Odin's potential for climatological studies of mesospheric metals.

  • 30.
    Hanley, John
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Caballero, Rodrigo
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    The role of large-scale atmospheric flow and Rossby wave breaking in the evolution of extreme windstorms over Europe2012Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 39, s. L21708-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigate the relationship between large-scale atmospheric flow and the evolution of the most extreme windstorms affecting Western Continental Europe. The 25 most destructive Western Continental European wind storms are selected from a 43-year climatology. 22 of these storms are grouped as having a similar trajectory and evolution. We show that these storms typically occur during particularly strong and persistent positive NAO anomalies which peak approximately 2 days before the storms' peak intensity; the NAO pattern then shifts eastward to a position over the European continent when the storms strike Europe. A temporal composite of potential temperature on the 2-PVU surface suggests that this NAO shift is the result of simultaneous cyclonic and anticyclonic wave breaking penetrating further to the east than during a typical high-NAO event. This creates an extremely intense, zonally-orientated jet over the North Atlantic whose baroclinicity favours explosive intensification of storms while steering them into Western Continental Europe.

  • 31.
    Hannachi, Abdelwaheb
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Turner, A. G.
    Isomap nonlinear dimensionality reduction and bimodality of Asian monsoon convection2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 8, s. 1653-1658Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    It is known that the empirical orthogonal function method is unable to detect possible nonlinear structure in climate data. Here, isometric feature mapping (Isomap), as a tool for nonlinear dimensionality reduction, is applied to 19582001 ERA-40 sea-level pressure anomalies to study nonlinearity of the Asian summer monsoon intraseasonal variability. Using the leading two Isomap time series, the probability density function is shown to be bimodal. A two-dimensional bivariate Gaussian mixture model is then applied to identify the monsoon phases, the obtained regimes representing enhanced and suppressed phases, respectively. The relationship with the large-scale seasonal mean monsoon indicates that the frequency of monsoon regime occurrence is significantly perturbed in agreement with conceptual ideas, with preference for enhanced convection on intraseasonal time scales during large-scale strong monsoons. Trend analysis suggests a shift in concentration of monsoon convection, with less emphasis on South Asia and more on the East China Sea.

  • 32. Harden, Jennifer W.
    et al.
    Koven, Charles D.
    Ping, Chien-Lu
    Hugelius, Gustaf
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    McGuire, A. David
    Camill, Phillip
    Jorgenson, Torre
    Kuhry, Peter
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Michaelson, Gary J.
    O'Donnell, Jonathan A.
    Schuur, Edward A. G.
    Tarnocai, Charles
    Johnson, Kristopher
    Grosse, Guido
    Field information links permafrost carbon to physical vulnerabilities of thawing2012Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 39, s. L15704-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Deep soil profiles containing permafrost (Gelisols) were characterized for organic carbon (C) and total nitrogen (N) stocks to 3 m depths. Using the Community Climate System Model (CCSM4) we calculate cumulative distributions of active layer thickness (ALT) under current and future climates. The difference in cumulative ALT distributions over time was multiplied by C and N contents of soil horizons in Gelisol suborders to calculate newly thawed C and N. Thawing ranged from 147 PgC with 10 PgN by 2050 (representative concentration pathway RCP scenario 4.5) to 436 PgC with 29 PgN by 2100 (RCP 8.5). Organic horizons that thaw are vulnerable to combustion, and all horizon types are vulnerable to shifts in hydrology and decomposition. The rates and extent of such losses are unknown and can be further constrained by linking field and modelling approaches. These changes have the potential for strong additional loading to our atmosphere, water resources, and ecosystems. Citation: Harden, J. W., et al. (2012), Field information links permafrost carbon to physical vulnerabilities of thawing, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15704, doi: 10.1029/2012GL051958.

  • 33.
    Harnik, Nili
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Tel Aviv University, Israel.
    Messori, Gabriele
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Caballero, Rodrigo
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Feldstein, Steven B.
    The Circumglobal North American wave pattern and its relation to cold events in eastern North America2016Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 43, nr 20, s. 11015-11023Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Extreme large-scale North American cold events are associated with strong undulations in the tropospheric jet stream which bring cold polar air southward over the continent. Here we propose that these jet undulations are associated with the North American part of the Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterna pair of zonally oriented waves of zonal wave number 5 which are in zonal quadrature with each other. While the Pacific/North American pattern is associated with the first circumglobal wave pattern, North American extreme cold events are associated with the second pattern. The 300hPa meridional wind and surface temperature anomalies associated with the Circumglobal North American wave packet are similar to those associated with the strongest eastern U.S. cold events. Both types of events are associated with a wave packet propagating all the way from Asia across the Pacific and across North America, with cold temperature anomalies spreading southeastward from Canada over the continent.

  • 34. Hartl-Meier, C. T. M.
    et al.
    Büntgen, U.
    Smerdon, J. E.
    Zorita, E.
    Krusic, Paul J.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi. University of Cambridge, UK; Navarino Environmental Observatory, Greece.
    Charpentier Ljungqvist, Fredrik
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Historiska institutionen.
    Schneider, L.
    Esper, J.
    Temperature Covariance in Tree Ring Reconstructions and Model Simulations Over the Past Millennium2017Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 44, nr 18, s. 9458-9469Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Spatial covariance in the simulated temperature evolution over the past millennium has been reported to exceed that of multiproxy-based reconstructions. Here we use tree ring-based temperature reconstructions and state-of-the-art climate model simulations to assess temporal changes in Northern Hemisphere intercontinental temperature covariance during the last 1000 years. Tree ring-only approaches reveal stronger agreement with model simulations compared to multiproxy networks. Although simulated temperatures exhibit a substantial spread among individual models, intercontinental temperature coherency is mainly driven by the cooling of large volcanic eruptions in 1257, 1452, 1600, and 1815 Common Era. The coherence of these synchronizing events appears to be elevated in several climate simulations relative to their own unforced covariance baselines and in comparison to the proxy reconstructions. This suggests that some models likely overestimate the amplitude of abrupt summer cooling in response to volcanic eruptions, particularly at larger spatial scales.

  • 35.
    Hendrickx, Koen
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Megner, Linda
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Marsh, Daniel R.
    Gumbel, Jörg
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Strandberg, Rickard
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Matematiska institutionen.
    Martinsson, Felix
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Matematiska institutionen.
    Relative Importance of Nitric Oxide Physical Drivers in the Lower Thermosphere2017Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 44, nr 19, s. 10081-10087Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Nitric oxide (NO) observations from the Solar Occultation for Ice Experiment and Student Nitric Oxide Explorer satellite instruments are investigated to determine the relative importance of drivers of short-term NO variability. We study the variations of deseasonalized NO anomalies by removing a climatology, which explains between approximately 70% and 90% of the total NO budget, and relate them to variability in geomagnetic activity and solar radiation. Throughout the lower thermosphere geomagnetic activity is the dominant process at high latitudes, while in the equatorial region solar radiation is the primary source of short-term NO changes. Consistent results are obtained on estimated geomagnetic and radiation contributions of NO variations in the two data sets, which are nearly a decade apart in time. The analysis presented here can be applied to model simulations of NO to investigate the accuracy of the parametrized physical drivers.

  • 36. Hennigan, Christopher J.
    et al.
    Westervelt, Daniel M.
    Riipinen, Ilona
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap (ITM).
    Engelhart, Gabriella J.
    Lee, Taehyoung
    Collett, Jeffrey L., Jr.
    Pandis, Spyros N.
    Adams, Peter J.
    Robinson, Allen L.
    New particle formation and growth in biomass burning plumes: An important source of cloud condensation nuclei2012Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 39, s. L09805-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Experiments were performed in an environmental chamber to characterize the effects of photo-chemical aging on biomass burning emissions. Photo-oxidation of dilute exhaust from combustion of 12 different North American fuels induced significant new particle formation that increased the particle number concentration by a factor of four (median value). The production of secondary organic aerosol caused these new particles to grow rapidly, significantly enhancing cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations. Using inputs derived from these new data, global model simulations predict that nucleation in photo-chemically aging fire plumes produces dramatically higher CCN concentrations over widespread areas of the southern hemisphere during the dry, burning season (Sept.-Oct.), improving model predictions of surface CCN concentrations. The annual indirect forcing from CCN resulting from nucleation and growth in biomass burning plumes is predicted to be -0.2 W m(-2), demonstrating that this effect has a significant impact on climate that has not been previously considered. Citation: Hennigan, C. J., D. M. Westervelt, I. Riipinen, G. J. Engelhart, T. Lee, J. L. Collett Jr., S. N. Pandis, P. J. Adams, and A. L. Robinson (2012), New particle formation and growth in biomass burning plumes: An important source of cloud condensation nuclei, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L09805, doi: 10.1029/2012GL050930.

  • 37.
    Hock, Regine
    et al.
    University of Alaska Fairbanks.
    de Woul, Mattias
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Radic, Valentina
    University of British Columbia.
    Dyurgerov, Mark
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi (INK).
    Mountain glaciers and ice caps around Antarctica make a large sea-level rise contribution2009Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 36, nr L07501Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the sum of all contributions to sea‐level rise for the period 1961–2004 was 1.1 ± 0.5 mm a−1, leaving 0.7 ± 0.7 of the 1.8 ± 0.5 mm a−1 observed sea‐level rise unexplained. Here, we compute the global surface mass balance of all mountain glaciers and ice caps (MG&IC), and find that part of this much‐discussed gap can be attributed to a larger contribution than previously assumed from mass loss of MG&IC, especially those around the Antarctic Peninsula. We estimate global surface mass loss of all MG&IC as 0.79 ± 0.34 mm a−1 sea‐level equivalent (SLE) compared to IPCC's 0.50 ± 0.18 mm a−1. The Antarctic MG&IC contributed 28% of the global estimate due to exceptional warming around the Antarctic Peninsula and high sensitivities to temperature similar to those we find in Iceland, Patagonia and Alaska.

  • 38. Igel, Adele L.
    et al.
    Ekman, Annica M. L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Leck, Caroline
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Tjernström, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Savre, Julien
    Sedlar, Joseph
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    The free troposphere as a potential source of arctic boundary layer aerosol particles2017Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 44, nr 13, s. 7053-7060Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates aerosol particle transport from the free troposphere to the boundary layer in the summertime high Arctic. Observations from the Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study field campaign show several occurrences of high aerosol particle concentrations above the boundary layer top. Large-eddy simulations suggest that when these enhanced aerosol concentrations are present, they can be an important source of aerosol particles for the boundary layer. Most particles are transported to the boundary layer by entrainment. However, it is found that mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds, which often extend into the inversion layer, also can mediate the transport of particles into the boundary layer by activation at cloud top and evaporation below cloud base. Finally, the simulations also suggest that aerosol properties at the surface sometimes may not be good indicators of aerosol properties in the cloud layer.

  • 39.
    Jakobsson, Martin
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Mayer, Larry
    Coakley, Bernard
    Dowdeswell, Julian A.
    Forbes, Steve
    Fridman, Boris
    Hodnesdal, Hanne
    Noormets, Riko
    Pedersen, Richard
    Rebesco, Michele
    Schenke, Hans Werner
    Zarayskaya, Yulia
    Accettella, Daniela
    Armstrong, Andrew
    Anderson, Robert M.
    Bienhoff, Paul
    Camerlenghi, Angelo
    Church, Ian
    Edwards, Margo
    Gardner, James V.
    Hall, John K.
    Hell, Benjamin
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Hestvik, Ole
    Kristoffersen, Yngve
    Marcussen, Christian
    Mohammad, Rezwan
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper.
    Mosher, David
    Nghiem, Son V.
    Teresa Pedrosa, Maria
    Travaglini, Paola G.
    Weatherall, Pauline
    The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.02012Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 39, artikel-id L12609Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) released its first gridded bathymetric compilation in 1999. The IBCAO bathymetric portrayals have since supported a wide range of Arctic science activities, for example, by providing constraint for ocean circulation models and the means to define and formulate hypotheses about the geologic origin of Arctic undersea features. IBCAO Version 3.0 represents the largest improvement since 1999 taking advantage of new data sets collected by the circum-Arctic nations, opportunistic data collected from fishing vessels, data acquired from US Navy submarines and from research ships of various nations. Built using an improved gridding algorithm, this new grid is on a 500 meter spacing, revealing much greater details of the Arctic seafloor than IBCAO Version 1.0 (2.5 km) and Version 2.0 (2.0 km). The area covered by multibeam surveys has increased from similar to 6% in Version 2.0 to similar to 11% in Version 3.0. Citation: Jakobsson, M., et al. (2012), The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L12609, doi:10.1029/2012GL052219.

  • 40.
    Jaramillo, Fernando
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi.
    Destouni, Georgia
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för naturgeografi.
    Developing water change spectra and distinguishingchange drivers worldwide2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 23, s. 8377-8386Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The separate and combined effects of different drivers of change to water fluxes and resources onland (CWOL) remain difficult to distinguish and largely unknown, particularly at a global scale. Our studyanalyzes CWOL during the period 1901–2008, based on available hydroclimatic data for up to 859 hydrologicalbasins. We develop a worldwide spectrum of change magnitudes and directions in Budyko space, from whichwe distinguish climate and landscape drivers of CWOL. We find that landscape drivers (e.g., changes in landand water use, water storage or water phase) are needed to explain CWOL in at least 74% of the basins studied.The water change effects of such landscape drivers are mostly opposite to those of atmospheric climatechange. The change spectrum approach we developed provides a useful tool for quantifying and visualizingCWOL and for distinguishing the effects of climate and landscape drivers across regions and scales.

  • 41.
    Johansson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden.
    Devasthale, Abhay
    Ekman, Annica M. L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Tjernström, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    L'Ecuyer, Tristan
    How Does Cloud Overlap Affect the Radiative Heating in the Tropical Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere?2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 10, s. 5623-5631Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Characterizing two-layer cloud systems has historically been difficult. These systems have a strong radiative impact on the composition of and the processes in the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere (UTLS). Using 4 years of combined spaceborne lidar and radar observations, the radiative impact of two-layer cloud systems in the tropical UTLS is characterized, and its sensitivity to the properties of top- and bottom-layer clouds is further quantified. Under these overlapping cloud conditions, the bottom-layer clouds can fully suppress the radiative heating caused by high clouds in the UTLS, by inducing strong longwave cooling. If the vertical separation between the layers is <4 km, the radiative heating of the high cloud changes sign from positive to negative. Furthermore, the radiative effect at the top of the atmosphere is investigated, and it is found that the characteristic net warming by cirrus with ice water path <50 g/m(2) is suppressed in the two-layered system.

  • 42.
    Johansson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden.
    Devasthale, Abhay
    Tjernström, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Ekman, Annica M. L.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    L'Ecuyer, Tristan
    Response of the lower troposphere to moisture intrusions into the Arctic2017Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 44, nr 5, s. 2527-2536Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Water vapor intrusions (WVIs) explain a significant fraction of total moisture transport and its variability in the Arctic. WVIs can precondition the Arctic atmosphere for accelerated melting of sea ice through effects on surface longwave radiation. Using data from the NASA's A-Train convoy of satellites to estimate the response of the lower troposphere to WVIs into the Arctic, we show that WVIs are associated with a surface warming of up to 5.3K (3.3K) in winter and 2.3K (1.6K) in summer, when averaged over the entire Arctic Ocean. The intrusions also lead to additional cloud radiative heating of up to 0.15K/d via up to 30% increased cloudiness in the vertical and also cause a weakening of the stability in the lower troposphere. The lower tropospheric and surface warming during winter and spring highlights the importance of understanding contribution of preconditioning to accelerated ice melt in the Arctic.

  • 43. Josey, S. A.
    et al.
    Yu, L.
    Gulev, S.
    Jin, X.
    Tilinina, N.
    Barnier, B.
    Brodeau, Laurent
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Unexpected impacts of the Tropical Pacific array on reanalysis surface meteorology and heat fluxes2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 17, s. 6213-6220Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Tropical Pacific mooring array has been a key component of the climate observing system since the early 1990s. We identify a pattern of strong near surface humidity anomalies, colocated with the array, in the widely used European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Interim atmospheric reanalysis. The pattern generates large, previously unrecognized latent and net air-sea heat flux anomalies, up to 50 Wm−2 in the annual mean, in reanalysis derived data sets employed for climate studies (TropFlux) and ocean model forcing (the Drakkar Forcing Set). As a consequence, uncertainty in Tropical Pacific ocean heat uptake between the 1990s and early 2000s at the mooring sites is significant with mooring colocated differences in decadally averaged ocean heat uptake as large as 20 Wm−2. Furthermore, these results have major implications for the dual use of air-sea flux buoys as reference sites and sources of assimilation data that are discussed.

  • 44.
    Kapsch, Marie-Luise
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Graversen, Rune G.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Economou, Theodoros
    Tjernström, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    The importance of spring atmospheric conditions for predictions of the Arctic summer sea ice extent2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 14, s. 5288-5296Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent studies have shown that atmospheric processes in spring play an important role for the initiation of the summer ice melt and therefore may strongly influence the September sea ice concentration (SSIC). Here a simple statistical regression model based on only atmospheric spring parameters is applied in order to predict the SSIC over the major part of the Arctic Ocean. By using spring anomalies of downwelling longwave radiation or atmospheric water vapor as predictor variables, correlation coefficients between observed and predicted SSIC of up to 0.5 are found. These skills of seasonal SSIC predictions are similar to those obtained using more complex dynamical forecast systems, despite the fact that the simple model applied here takes neither information of the sea ice state, oceanic conditions nor feedback mechanisms during summer into account. The results indicate that a realistic representation of spring atmospheric conditions in the prediction system plays an important role for the predictive skills of a model system.

  • 45. Karl, Matthias
    et al.
    Leck, Caroline
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Coz, Esther
    Heintzenberg, Jost
    Marine nanogels as a source of atmospheric nanoparticles in the high Arctic2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 14, s. 3738-3743Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The high Arctic (north of 80 degrees N) in summer is a region characterized by clean air and low abundances of preexisting particles. Marine colloidal nanogels i.e., assembled dissolved organic carbohydrate polymer networks have recently been confirmed to be present in both airborne particles and cloud water over the Arctic pack ice area. A novel route to atmospheric nanoparticles that appears to be operative in the high Arctic is suggested. It involves the injection of marine granular nanogels into the air from evaporating fog and cloud droplets, and is supported by observational and theoretical evidence obtained from a case study. Statistical analysis of the aerosol size distribution data recorded in the years 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2008 classified 75nanoparticle eventscovering 17% of the observed time periodas nanogel-type events, characterized by the spontaneous appearance of several distinct size bands below 200nm diameter.

  • 46.
    Karlsson, Johannes
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Svensson, Gunilla
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Consequences of poor representation of Arctic sea-ice albedo and cloud-radiation interactions in the CMIP5 model ensemble2013Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 40, nr 16, s. 4374-4379Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Clouds significantly influence the Arctic surface energy budget and a realistic representation of this impact is a key for proper simulation of the present-day and future climate. Considerable across-model spread in cloud variables remains in the fifth phase of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project ensemble and partly explains the substantial across-model spread in the surface radiative effect of the clouds. In summer, the extensive model differences in sea-ice albedo, which sets the potential of the cloud-albedo effect, are strongly positively correlated to their cloud radiative effect. This indicates that the model's sea-ice albedo not only determines the amount, but also the sign of its cloud radiative effect. The analysis further suggests that the present-day annual amplitude of sea-ice cover depends inversely on the model's sea-ice albedo. Given the present-day across-model spread in sea-ice albedo and coverage, a transition to a summer ice-free Arctic ocean translates to a model-span of increased surface shortwave absorption of about 75 W m(- 2).

  • 47. Kim, Joo-Hong
    et al.
    Moon, Woosok
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Matematiska institutionen. Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Sweden.
    Wells, Andrew J.
    Wilkinson, Jeremy P.
    Langton, Tom
    Hwang, Byongjun
    Granskog, Mats A.
    Jones, David W. Rees
    Salinity Control of Thermal Evolution of Late Summer Melt Ponds on Arctic Sea Ice2018Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 45, nr 16, s. 8304-8313Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The thermal evolution of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice was investigated through a combination of autonomous observations and two-dimensional high-resolution fluid dynamics simulations. We observed one relatively fresh pond and one saline pond on the same ice floe, with similar depth. The comparison of observations and simulations indicates that thermal convection dominates in relatively fresh ponds, but conductive heat transfer dominates in salt-stratified ponds. Using a parameterized surface energy balance, we estimate that the heat flux to the ice is larger under the saline pond than the freshwater pond when averaged over the observational period. The deviation is sensitive to assumed wind, varying between 3 and 14 W/m(2) for winds from 0 to 5 m/s. If this effect persists as conditions evolve through the melt season, our results suggest that this imbalance potentially has a climatologically significant impact on sea-ice evolution. Plain Language Summary Sea ice provides key feedbacks on polar and global climate, with melt ponds being particularly significant. Melt ponds darken the ice surface, thereby increasing the absorption of sunlight and accelerating ice melt. This study provides a new perspective on melt-pond salinity, its previously unrecognized significance in controlling the thermal properties of ponds, and the potential impact on ice melting as we transition toward a younger sea ice cover. Many state-of-the-art sea ice models represent melt ponds as a freshwater layer with a surface temperature of 0 degrees C, consistent with a past Arctic ocean dominated by desalinated perennial ice and relatively fresh ponds. However, perennial ice has diminished in recent decades, with increasing prevalence of young saline ice. This leads to ponds with a wider range of salinities and temperatures. We show that salinity strongly impacts pond temperatures, using observations of adjacent freshwater and saline melt ponds on Arctic sea ice. Combining this data with model simulations, we find that melt-pond salinity impacts heat transfer to the ice below and the resulting melting rate. Our study reveals that melt-pond salinity and salt stratification are key variables influencing heat transfer in melt ponds, which need to be considered in future model development.

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  • 48. Kitade, Yujiro
    et al.
    Shimada, Keishi
    Tamura, Takeshi
    Williams, Guy D.
    Aoki, Shigeru
    Fukamachi, Yasushi
    Roquet, Fabien
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Hindell, Mark
    Ushio, Shuki
    Ohshima, Kay I.
    Antarctic Bottom Water production from the Vincennes Bay Polynya, East Antarctica2014Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 41, nr 10, s. 3528-3534Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    One year moorings at depths greater than 3000m on the continental slope off Vincennes Bay, East Antarctica, reveal the cold (<-0.5 degrees C) and fresh (<34.64) signals of newly formed Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW). The signal appeared in June, 3 months after the onset of active sea-ice production in the nearby Vincennes Bay Polynya (VBP). The AABW signal continued for about 5 months at two moorings, with 1 month delay at the western site further downstream. Ship-based hydrographic data are in agreement, detecting the westward spread of new AABW over the continental slope from VBP. On the continental shelf, Dense Shelf Water (DSW) formation is observed by instrumented seals, in and around the VBP during autumn, and we estimate its transport to be 0.16 +/- 0.07 (x 106m3s-1). We conclude that the DSW formed in this region, albeit from a modest amount of sea-ice production, nonetheless contributes to the upper layer of AABW in Australian-Antarctic Basin.

  • 49.
    Kjellsson, Joakim
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Döös, Kristofer
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Lagrangian decomposition of the Hadley and Ferrel cells2012Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 39, s. L15807-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The meridional overturning circulation of the atmosphere between 45°S and 45°N is decomposed using simulated 3D Lagrangian trajectories for calculating the Lagrangian overturning streamfunctions. This permits an analysis of meridional mass transports which otherwise cancel in time-averaged zonal-mean Eulerian streamfunctions. Overturning circulations inferred from trajectories of no net meridional transport are qualitatively similar to the Eulerian mean, but yield half the Hadley cell amplitude, and twice that of the Ferrel cell. Cross-equatorial transports of some 130 Sv result in two cells that account for the remainder of the Hadley cells. The overturning in midlatiudes is partly cancelled by large (≈150 Sv) meridional transports approximately following isentropes. Changes and implications for various coordinate systems, e.g., isentropic, are also discussed.

  • 50. Kodama, C.
    et al.
    Stevens, B.
    Mauritsen, Torsten
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU).
    Seiki, T.
    Satoh, M.
    A New Perspective for Future Precipitation Change from Intense Extratropical Cyclones2019Ingår i: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 46, nr 21, s. 12435-12444Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Extratropical cyclones, major contributors to precipitation in the midlatitudes, comprise mesoscale fronts and fine-scale convective storms. Intense oceanic cyclones pose natural hazards, making reliable projections of their changes with global warming of great interest. Here, we analyze the first ever global climate simulations to resolve such mesoscale dynamics of extratropical cyclones. The present-day structure, frequency, and precipitation of the oceanic extratropical cyclones compare well with reanalyses and new satellite datasets that resolve the multiscale cloud-precipitation system. Simulated precipitation from intense oceanic cyclones increases at a rate of 7%/K-1, following Clausius-Clapeyron, with warming. The same scaling is apparent also in the interhemispheric contrast, suggesting that the latter could serve as a predictor of the former. Projected changes in precipitation from intense oceanic cyclones with warming may thus be testable using a reliable global observation network of precipitation in the present day.

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