An advanced course in general relativity by Poisson, Eric

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Only a minor fraction of bottom melt can be explained by transfer of heat from the deeper ocean into the surface layer, with most of it supplied by solar heating. , 2000) have apparently resulted in an increase in the amount of solar short-wave energy stored in the upper ocean and released during the latter part of the summer melt season. , 1999) and, if continuing unabated, may result in significant shrinkage, if not complete disappearance, of the perennial Arctic sea ice. Currently, and probably for the past hundreds of thousands of years (Armand & Leventer, Chapter 11), most of the Arctic sea ice cover survives summer melt, with subsequent surface melting and winter accretion resulting in a gradual thickening of the ice cover.

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