Sea ice extent linked to ocean currents – hindcast model works

UPDATE: Perhaps in response to criticism here, MIT has changed the press release wording. See below. From MIT, now if they could work the wind patterns in, as NASA suggests, we might have a clearer picture of why the Arctic summer sea ice extent has changed. Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of…

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Study of the East Greenland Current finds no trend

Current research for the East Greenland Current (EGC) has been focused on freshwater fluxes from melting ice. Because the EGC runs through the Greenland Sea and eventually through the Labrador Sea (as the West Greenland Current) it can have strong implications for the strengthening and or weakening of deep water formations in the Greenland and…