Ocean Modelling Arctic Ocean specail issue - Call for papers

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Ocean Modelling Arctic Ocean specail issue - Call for papers


Call for papers: Ocean Modelling is pleased to announce a special issue that focuses on the representation of the Arctic ocean-sea ice system in the context of the large scale ocean circulation. The Arctic Ocean has undergone substantial changes in recent years that go far beyond the well known sea ice retreat. It is thus timely to examine how changes in the Arctic are represented in ocean models and how changes in the Arctic ocean-ice system affect the adjacent ocean regions and the global ocean. We invite manuscripts that address issues related to the model representation of Arctic Ocean processes, the exchanges between the Arctic Ocean and the subpolar seas, and the impact of these exchanges on larger scales. We also welcome theoretical and observational studies that help to evaluate model simulations. Examples of possible topics to be covered in the special issue are


* Representation of Arctic Ocean hydrography and circulation in regional and global ocean-ice models and coupled climate models; development of suitable metrics for the evaluation of these models that make use of the expanding observational data base in the Arctic


* Arctic Ocean processes as they are represented in large scale models, deficiencies in current models and possible future improvements


* Interactions between the ocean and sea ice and their representation in current ocean- ice and climate models


* Consequences of retreating and thinning sea ice on the Arctic Ocean, exchanges with the subpolar seas and the global ocean circulation


* Role of the Arctic fresh water reservoirs for the stability and variability of the large scale oceanic circulation.


Normal review and editorial processes apply. The suggested deadline for submissions will be the 1st of June 2012. Manuscript submissions must be fully accepted for publication no later than the 1st of December 2012 for inclusion in the special issue.  Publication date: early 2013.

See also:

Lilian Schubert
Meereisphysik/Polare Meteorologie
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Bussestr. 24
27570 Bremerhaven

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Tel. +49-471-4831 2281

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