The trapped heat that is found below the surface of the Arctic region tends to melt the entire region’s ice, as stated by the scientists.
According to the study that was published in the journal science advances it has been shown that the Arctic sea ice is not just threatened by the melting of ice from its edges. The warmer water that is produced from long distances away has penetrated the Deep course of the Arctic surfaces, as stated by the researchers. Mary Louise, a Professor at Yale University in the United States, was reported saying that the experts have documented a striking ocean warming in one of the main basins of the interior Arctic Ocean. The upper ocean in the Canadian Basin has identified a two-fold increase in the amount of heat being produced over the past 30 years, as stated by the researchers.
The researchers also traced the water sources that have been flowing hundreds of miles to the south where the lowered sea ice level has left the surface Ocean more exposed to the solar warming. The Arctic winds are driving the warmer water north, but they are below the surface waters.
Mr. Timmermans was reported saying that the effects of sea-ice loss are not only restricted to the ice-free regions themselves but at the same time, they also lead to the increased heat accumulation in the interior of the Arctic Ocean and they have climate effects that are well beyond the hot seasons.
The population of Polar Bears has been degrading dramatically over the years because of the vanishing sea ice. This could also affect in the exacerbated Arctic Ocean major regions especially the Canadian basin by the influx of warmer water that is currently stored underneath the ice surfaces. With the help of data that has been collected over the past 30 years, the researchers have seen that the heat content of the area has been doubling in this period.
The researchers were able to trace the water underneath the ice surfaces to the Chukchi Sea where the regional decline in the sea ice has left the water surfaces more exposed to the summer sun. When the water gets heated up, it is driven to the north by the after quints, but at the same time they remain below the top layer of water and result in the high-temperature zone that gets trapped beneath the ice surfaces.