Articles | Volume 14, issue 24
Review article
19 Dec 2014
Review article |  | 19 Dec 2014

Recent advances in understanding the Arctic climate system state and change from a sea ice perspective: a review

R. Döscher, T. Vihma, and E. Maksimovich


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AR by Ralf Döscher on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Sep 2014) by Klaus Dethloff
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Oct 2014)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (01 Oct 2014) by Klaus Dethloff
AR by Ralf Döscher on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Nov 2014) by Klaus Dethloff
Short summary
The article reviews progress in understanding of the Arctic sea ice decline. Processes are revisited from an atmospheric, ocean and sea ice perspective. There is strong evidence for decisive atmospheric drivers of sea ice change. Large-scale ocean influences on the Arctic Ocean hydrology and circulation are highly evident. Ocean heat fluxes are clearly impacting the ice margins. Little indication exists for a direct decisive influence of the warming ocean on the central Arctic sea ice cover.
Final-revised paper