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Figure: An MHW in Barrow AP in 2007, indicated by sea surface temperature (SST, solid black), climatological SST (SSTc, dotted green), MHW SST criterion (95th percentile SST, solid green), long-term mean summer temperature (LMST, solid blue), and surface air temperature (SAT, dotted black).

Marine Heat Waves in the Arctic Ocean

ESSIC/CISESS/SCSB visiting research scientist Tom Smith has a new article in press at Geophysical Research Letters that analyzes events of extremely warm waters in the oceans known as marine heatwaves (MHWs).

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